Kayak Fishing Class Offered In New Hampshire

Kayak Fishing Class Offered In New Hampshire
Kayak Fishing Class Offered In New Hampshire

Learn how to fish for striped bass from your kayak at a class coming up on Friday, June 17, 2011, from 3:00 -7:00 p.m., led by Maine and N.H. Fishing Guide Hope Eagleson and N.H. Fishing Guide Mike Ivone. This class begins at the Odiorne Point Boat Launch in Rye, N.H. It is sponsored by the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

The cost for the class is $25. To sign up, call 603-778-0015 and ask for Kelle Loughlin or Shannon O'Brien. Space is limited. To take part in the program, you must have a 2011 N.H. saltwater recreational fishing license ($16), available at www.fishnh.com or from any Fish and Game license agent. There is a suggested donation of $4.00 for parking at the launch site.

Kayak fishing for stripers on New Hampshire?s coastal waterways is an exciting way to experience the fish and the scenery. This program will focus on basic needs for fishing and rigging your kayak. Both spin fishing and fly fishing tactics will be discussed and demonstrated, along with reading water and understanding how tidal movement plays a role.

There will be a brief orientation and instruction on the basics of fishing from a kayak, tackle and rigging, as well as a discussion on the pros and cons of ?sit-on-top? boats or ?sit-in? boats. Our location will be the back waters around Rye Harbor during peak striper season. These smaller creeks are an overlooked resource for some fun fishing. The bulk of the program will be on the water instruction and fishing! Fishing will include the use of artificial lures and some bait fishing techniques.

Participants are required to bring their own kayak, paddle, personal floatation device and fishing gear. Some gear will be available to borrow. Lures and bait will be provided. Hat and polarized sunglasses are strongly recommended.

For a schedule of other upcoming events, click here.

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