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Director’s Message

Fishing Regulations New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing

Fish New Hampshire and Relax

Greetings, anglers! With 12,000 miles of rivers and streams and 975 lakes and ponds in New Hampshire, you are never far from great fishing – and the relaxation andmagnificent scenery that go with it.

Angling adventures here are as diverse as the state itself. You can target native brookies in our mountain streams, bring in a big bass or laker in the Lakes Region, or head for the mighty Connecticut River, with a dozen or more different species of fish.

For your fishing pleasure, we stock nearly a million rainbow, brook and brown trout, as well as landlocked salmon every year. Check out locations in the stocking reports on our mobile-friendly website at fishnh.com. New Hampshire’s strong warmwater fisheries, from bass, pike and pickerel to perch, pumpkinseeds and crappie, offer action-packed adventure, as well.

With the 2016 license year, the cost of some New Hampshire fishing licenses has risen a bit. These moderate increases are necessary so that the Department’s hardworking staff can continue to provide you the great level of services you’ve come to expect when you fish in New Hampshire. Basic hunting and freshwater fishing license fees have not increased since 2003, while our operating costs have gone up.

While no one likes to see prices go up, these licenses are still the best deal around. You get a full year of outdoor recreation, fish for dinner if you’re successful, and the knowledge that you’re supporting the work that conserves the resource and makes these opportunities available for yourselves and future generations. Note that one, three and seven-day fishing permit fees have not changed.

Children under age 16 fish free in New Hampshire, so be sure to take the kids along. It’s a great way to connect the next generation with the outdoors, and there’s no better way for families to spend time together.

Thanks for your support, and have a great time fishing the Granite State!

Glenn Normandeau

Executive Director

N.H. Fish and Game Department

N.H. Fish and Game — Our Mission

As the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to:

  • Conserve, manage and protect these resources and their habitats;
  • Inform and educate the public about these resources; and
  • Provide the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.

The N.H. Fish and Game Department receives Federal Assistance from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and thus prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age and sex, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or service, please contact or write the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Division of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration, 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: WSFR – 4020, Arlington, Virginia 22203, Attention: Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Programs.