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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
To view the new guide, please download the pdf. Check back in the coming days as we work to put up the new 2014 website.

Below is content from the 2013 guide.

License Information

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Violation of any fishing rule or regulation will result in the loss of the violator’s license or privilege to fish in New Hampshire.

Fishing licenses are required for people 16 years of age and older. See License Information.

How To Use This Book

  1. Review License Information; Definitions; Important Laws and Rules, including Unlawful Actions; and Ice Fishing.
  2. If you want to fish a lake or pond, check to see if it is listed in Lakes & Ponds with Special Rules.
    • If it is listed, make note of any restrictions, seasons, bag limits, methods or additional/special rules shown. For those lakes and ponds listed as Trout Ponds, Fly-fishing only, Wild Trout or Lake Trout and/or Salmon waters, refer to Lakes & Ponds: Special Rules.
    • If the lake or pond is not listed, follow Lakes & Ponds: General Rules, including seasons, bag limits, etc., as shown.
  3. If you want to fish a river or stream, check to see if it is listed in Rivers & Streams with Special Rules.
    • If it is listed, make note of any restrictions, seasons, bag limits, methods or additional/special rules shown for the specified section.
    • If the river or stream is not listed, follow Rivers & Streams: General Rules, including seasons, bag limits, etc., as shown.
  4. Interstate Waters.

Buying a License

Fishing and hunting licenses, valid Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of each year, may be purchased online via FishNH.com, from license agents, Fish and Game Department headquarters in Concord, Fish and Game Region 1, 2 and 4 offices and some town or city clerks. Applicants must purchase their own licenses. The license must be carried on your person when fishing and/or hunting.

Lost Licenses

Lost licenses may be reprinted at the original issuing agent or Fish and Game’s Concord headquarters, once at no charge.

Violation/Revocation

Violation of any fishing law or rule, littering, or criminal trespass (RSA 214:19; 207:36-b; 635:2) will result in the revocation of your fishing license or privilege.

Exceptions

A fishing license is not required for children under the age of 16 (RSA 214:2).

Fisheries Habitat Fee

All freshwater anglers pay a $1 fisheries habitat fee, which is included in the license price. Revenue is used to improve and restore fisheries habitats.

Residency Requirements

To obtain a license at resident rates, the person must present to the issuing agent a valid New Hampshire driver’s license or non-driver’s picture identification card issued by the NH Department of Safety, Div. of Motor Vehicles. Whenever the applicant is under 18 years of age, the parent or guardian of the applicant shall be a resident and present their valid NH driver’s license or non-driver’s picture identification.

Note: Any person who is no longer a legal resident of the state, but still retains a valid NH driver’s license, is guilty of a misdemeanor if he/she tries to obtain a resident fishing, hunting or trapping license based on this driver’s license.

Military Licenses

NH residents who are regular active duty in the US Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard permanently stationed outside the state are eligible for free temporary hunting and fishing licenses and may acquire them at no charge. Available at NH Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord; Region 1, 2 and 4 offices; or by mail or fax (603) 271-5829 (download an Active Duty Military License application from the Fish and Game website and send with duty orders). A copy of duty orders must be presented for verification. Call (603) 271-3422 for information.

Non-resident military personnel on regular, active duty, and permanently stationed in New Hampshire, may purchase licenses at NH resident rates.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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