New Rules for 2020

Fishing Regulations New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing


  • Rules changed to allow the taking of salmon in the upper Pemigewasset River as well as the lower Merrimack River and tributaries.
  • Opening of a formerly closed section of the Saco River to fishing.
  • Minor changes to the bass tournament lottery process.
  • Clarification of boundaries for several river sections managed with special rules.

2020 Free Fishing Days

Saturday, January 18

Saturday, June 6

  • Freshwater or saltwater fishing
    by angling only
  • Resident or nonresident
  • All other regulations apply

* Anglers participating in fishing tournaments on Free Fishing Days must have a license.