State of New Hampshire
Margaret W. Hassan, Governor
Glenn Normandeau, Executive Director
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive • Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Questions about New Hampshire Fishing Laws 271-3127
Regular Hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri.
Sept. 1 to Dec. 7: Seven days a week, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
To Report Violations 24 Hours a Day
Operation Game Thief 1-800-344-4262
Off Highway Recreational Vehicle (laws/education) 271-3129
NH Fish and Game
Executive Director’s Office 271-3511
Inland Fisheries 271-2501
Region 1: Lancaster 788-3164
Region 2: New Hampton 744-5470
Region 3: Durham 868-1095
Region 4: Keene 352-9669
NH 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:
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 questions about NH fishing laws, call (603) 271-3127.
John W. McGonagle
David L. Patch
Robert Phillipson, Jr.
Fred Clews, Jr.
Theodore A. Tichy
James W. Ryan
Robert S.S. Blake
Thomas H. Hubert
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 www.FishNH.com or www.nh.gov. A compendium of Fish and Game laws may also be purchased at Department headquarters in Concord for $41.00.
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.
© 2012 NH Fish and Game Department. All rights reserved.
The NH 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.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.