With the rapid growth of paddle sports, there has been a definitive diversification of the sport into various disciplines. All the technological and manufacturing advancements have fueled the sudden increase in the sport. Kayak fisherman and kayak sportsman have recently dominated the growth in the paddle sports arena.
Maine offers a wide range of fishing opportunities in both freshwater and saltwater environments. Boasting over 6,000 lakes and ponds coupled with over 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, Maine is host to some of the best fishing spots in the world.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program, in partnership with Trout Unlimited, is offering several “Introduction to Fly Fishing” classes that are open to the public. Classes are free unless otherwise noted. Classes are open to anyone, however those 16 and under are encouraged to be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to register early to reserve your space; class size is limited. Each course includes one of the following indoor sessions, as well as a combined field day in Manchester.
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife confirmed that Michael Thebarge caught a 7 lb. rainbow on Lake George in Canaan on Feb. 6, 2009.