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New Hampshire

Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater Fishing

New Hampshire Fish & Game

State of New Hampshire

Christopher T. Sununu, Governor

Scott R. Mason, 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. Delayne Brown

Belknap County
Marc Lachance
(603) 722-0509

Carroll County
Susan Price
(603) 387-1331

Cheshire County
John Caveney
(802) 254-1535


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

Grafton County
Paul W. DeBow
(603) 481-2479

Hillsborough County
Ray Green
(603) 396-2493

Merrimack County
Christopher Hodgdon
(603) 746-1000

Rockingham County
Meggan Hodgson
(603) 418-5983

Strafford County
Albert J. DeRosa
(978) 314-5193

Sullivan County
Bruce Temple
(603) 543-0519

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.

N.H. Fish & Game Telephone Numbers

Law Enforcement

Dispatch - To reach a N.H. Fish and Game Officer(603) 271-3361

Questions about N.H. Fish and Game
Law Regulations(603) 271-3127

Off Highway Recreational Vehicle
(Laws and Regulations)(603) 271-3129

To Report Violations 24 Hours A Day

Operation Game Thief or

N.H. Fish and Game

Headquarters/License Office (603) 271-3421

Regular Hours: 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Mon.–Fri.

Executive Director’s Office (603) 271-3511

Inland Fisheries (603) 271-2501

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

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

Buy Your Annual Hike Safe Card

$25 for individual or $35 per family. Available through online purchase only, at Hike Safe Cards are good for the calendar year (expiring on December 31). Card holders are not liable to pay rescue costs, with some exceptions. Purchase is voluntary.

A great way to support the Fish and Game Search and Rescue Fund.

If you have a current N.H. fishing or hunting license or OHRV, snowmobile, or boat registration, you are already covered!

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.

Let’s Go Fishing!

Want to learn how to fish, enhance your fishing skills, help turn a friend into a fishing buddy? Check out Let’s Go Fishing classes from N.H. Fish and Game’s Aquatic Resources Education team! Free courses are offered throughout the state by trained volunteer instructors who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to help anglers get started.

Courses available for adults and children on fly fishing, saltwater fly fishing, fly tying, ice fishing and more. Visit

Landowner Protections

New Hampshire State law provides certain protections for landowners who open their land to those using it for outdoor recreation. Learn more at

Help Protect Nongame Wildlife

When you buy your fishing license, consider adding a donation to Fish and Game’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program. Nongame projects protect endangered fish, conserve key wetland habitats, and help a wide range of species. Donate online at

Did You Know?

While designated Trout Ponds are closed from October 16 to the fourth Saturday in April, many ponds and lakes remain open for trout fishing year round. Learn more at