On June 1, 2016, a new law takes effect that redefines what a lead jig is for the purposes of taking fish in the freshwaters of New Hampshire. All lead jigs less than or equal to one ounce will be prohibited. It is well documented that lead, when ingested, is toxic to loons and other water birds. Changing lead sinkers and jigs to a non-toxic alternative is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also the law. Visit www.fishleadfree.org/nh/ for alternatives to lead tackle.