New Hampshire Fish & Game

Fishing Regulations New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing

State of New Hampshire

Christopher T. Sununu, Governor

Glenn Normandeau, Executive Director
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive • Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Law Enforcement Districts

District 1

Region 1, 629B Main St.
Lancaster, NH 03584
(603) 788-3164
Lt. Mark W. Ober

District 2

Region 2, Box 417
New Hampton, NH 03256
(603) 744-5470
Lt. Bradley R. Morse

District 3

Region 2, Box 417
New Hampton, NH 03256
(603) 744-5470
Lt. James E. Kneeland

District 4

Region 4, 15 Ash Brook Court
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 352-9669
Lt. William J. Boudreau

District 5

Fish and Game HQ
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3361
Lt. Adam P. Cheney

District 6

Region 3, 225 Main St.
Durham, NH 03824-4732
(603) 868-1095
Lt. Michael G. Eastman

Fish and Game Commissioners

The numbers on this page are the home phone numbers of Fish and Game Commissioners. Please use discretion with the timing of your calls. For emergency calls after hours, contact N.H. State Police or your local police. For questions about N.H. fishing laws, call (603) 271-3127.

Belknap County
Ernest Millette
(603) 387-9500

Carroll County
David L. Patch
Vice Chair
(603) 387-3771

Cheshire County
Robert Phillipson, Jr.
(603) 352-8336

Paul G. McInnis
(603) 770-6677

Coos County
Eric G. Stohl
(603) 237-4206

Grafton County
Todd Baldwin
(603) 726-3446

Hillsborough County
Ray Green
(603) 396-2493

Merrimack County
Christopher Hodgdon
(603) 746-1000

Rockingham County
Christina Luppi
(603) 957-8524

Strafford County
Barry Carr
(603) 755-1175

Sullivan County
Bruce Temple
(603) 543-0519

N.H. Fish & Game Telephone Numbers

Law Enforcement

Dispatch (603) 271-3361

Regular Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri. ; 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. & Sun.

Sept. 1 to end of firearms season: Seven days a week, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

Questions about New Hampshire Fishing Laws (603) 271-3127

To Report Violations 24 Hours A Day

Operation Game Thief1-800-344-4262

or wildnh.com/ogt

Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (laws/education) (603) 271-3129

N.H. Fish and Game

Headquarters/License Office (603) 271-3421

Executive Director’s Office (603) 271-3511

Inland Fisheries (603) 271-2501

License Agent Accounting/OHRV Registry (603) 271-2743

License Information (603) 271-3421

Marine Fisheries (603) 868-1095

Nuisance Wildlife Questions (603) 223-6832

Public Boat Access Program (603) 271-1748

Public Affairs (603) 271-3211

Wildlife Programs (603) 271-2461

Regional Offices

Region 1: Lancaster (603) 788-3164

Region 2: New Hampton (603) 744-5470

Region 3: Durham (603) 868-1095

Region 4: Keene (603) 352-9669

About This Publication

This publication is a summary of fishing regulations. It is not the full laws or rules. It is intended only as a guide to inform the angler of seasons and other necessary information.

For more detailed information concerning regulations, consult the New Hampshire Fish and Game Law Book, Fish and Game Administrative Rules, or contact your local Conservation Officer. Fish and Game laws and rules may be viewed at any Fish and Game office (contact information on this page); Legislative Services, Administrative Rules, in the State House Annex, 25 Capitol St., Room 219, Concord, NH 03301; and at fishnh.com or nh.gov. A compendium of Fish and Game laws may also be purchased at Department headquarters in Concord for $41.

This publication is partially paid for through the sale of advertising. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department neither endorses products or services listed or claims made nor accepts any liability arising from the use of products or services listed.

© 2019 N.H. Fish and Game Department. All rights reserved.

This digest, with enlarged type, is available for the visually impaired.

Call (603) 271-3211 or email information@wildlife.nh.gov