New Hampshire Fish & Game
New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing
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.
The N.H. 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.
David L. Patch
Paul G. McInnis
Eric G. Stohl
Paul W. DeBow
Frederick T. Bird
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
Region 1, 629B Main St.
Lancaster, NH 03584
Lt. Mark W. Ober
Region 2, Box 417
New Hampton, NH 03256
Lt. Bradley R. Morse
Region 2, Box 417
New Hampton, NH 03256
Lt. James E. Kneeland
Region 4, 15 Ash Brook Court
Keene, NH 03431
Lt. William J. Boudreau
Fish and Game HQ
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Lt. Adam P. Cheney
Region 3, 225 Main St.
Durham, NH 03824-4732
Lt. Delayne Brown
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.
Dispatch (603) 271-3361
Regular Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri. ; 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. & Sun.
Sept. 1 to end of firearms season: Seven days a week, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Questions about New Hampshire Fishing Laws (603) 271-3127
To Report Violations 24 Hours A Day
Operation Game Thief1-800-344-4262
Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (laws/education) (603) 271-3129
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
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.
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