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.

Law Enforcement Event: Enforcement of the OHV Act training @ Deming Police Department & Luna County Sheriff's Office
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm

*This law-enforcement event is closed to the general public*

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents a class on enforcement of the Off Highway Vehicle act to DPD & LCSO so they can learn the laws on OHV’s in New Mexico as per grant agreement.

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

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.

Santa Fe Home School Fishing @ Cowells Pond, Upper Pecos
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program staff will be fishing with up to 25 youth from the Santa Fe home-school community. Department staff will be on hand to teach the kids how to tie a fishing knot, set up a fishing rig and practice casting skills before fishing.