New Mexico State Fair Exhibit @ Natural Resources Building at Expo New Mexico
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm

The Department’s annual exhibit at the New Mexico State Fair will be open to fair attendees Sept. 7-17 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., featuring live fish species and educational displays. Department staff will also be on hand to answer questions from the public.

Additional Contacts:
Name: Ryan Darr
Phone Number: 505-239-2770

Name: Valente Meza

Ladies Fly Fishing – Casting Clinic @ NW Area Game & Fish Office
Sep 9 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

This class is open to any lady seeking to learn or improve on their fly fishing, casting skills and abilities. Participants will receive instruction and coaching from Trish Valdez and other Trout Unlimited – Bosque Chapter members to gain or improve their fly casting skills for fly fishing. No equipment is necessary but ladies are encouraged to bring their own if they have it. This is for all levels of angler!

Registration Details:

Registration opens Aug. 21 to 15 participants at Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

N3B Los Alamos employee safety day @ Rover Park
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Department staff will be on hand to participate and talk about wildlife and tools of a survival pack, along with OHV information.

Fishing with Bernalillo County Rio Bravo Senior Center @ Tingley Beach
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program staff will be fishing with up to 30 senior citizens from the Rio Bravo Senior Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at Tingley Beach on Sept. 22, 2023, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Department staff will review tying a fishing knot, putting a rig together and practice casting before fishing. Experienced anglers will help those with less experience.

Free Fishing Weekend @ Entire State of New Mexico
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

National Hunting and Fishing Day. No fishing license required on Sept 23-24; all other fishing rules apply

Off-Highway Motorcycle Safety Class @ Santa Fe Training Site (contact for location)
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an off-highway motorcycle safety class open to the general public. Students earn the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years.

Off-highway motorcycles and safety gear are available for use during the class. A parent or guardian must remain on site during the class.

Space is limited -all students must have a free account with the Department of Game and Fish ( Students must be at least 6 years of age.

Pecos Fishing Derby at Monastery Lake @ Monastery Lake
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The NMDGF Aquatic Education Program will be hosting a fishing station working with Nature Ninos at Monastery Lake for Free Fishing Day Pecos Fishing Derby. The event is open to the public. Please contact Sarah Candelaria at (505) 573 – 0705 for more information.

Registration Details:

Event Open to the public

School Event: Fishing Workshops and Clinic @ Eagle Nest Lake
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm

*This school event is closed to the general public.

This event is for the students of Eagle Nest Elementary School. The fishing workshop will cover safety, knots, equipment and casting followed by a fishing clinic held at Eagle Nest Lake.      

Registration Details:

N/A. Closed to the public.