Fishing Spots New Hampshire

Fishing Spots in New Hampshire

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Lakes Area  

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Fishing Info provided by NH State Parks , White Mountain National Forest , NH Fish & Game

Great North Woods



Androscoggin Wayside State Park  Fishing Info  Directions: Route 16

Phone 603-323-2087


Akers Pond  Fishing Info

(309 acres)

Species: Rainbow Trout, Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Largemouth – Coldwater

Boat Launch


Mollidgewock State Park Androscoggin River Fishing Info  Directions: Rte 16  On the shore of the Androscoggin River within Thirteen Mile Woods Scenic Area, approximately 28 miles north of Berlin and three miles south of Errol.

Phone: 482-3373


Umbagog Lake  Fishing Info  Directions: Located on the NH & ME borders

(7850 acres)

Species: Salmon, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Pickerel, Yellow Perch

Boat Launch



Nansen Wayside Park Androscoggin River   Fishing Info  Directions: NH Rte 16.  Near the banks of the Androscoggin River

14 Acres

Park is unstaffed

Boat Launch

Phone: 323-2087

Warm Water Species



1st Connecticut Lake State Forest  Fishing Info

(2,807 acres)

Northern most section of the state.

Species: Lake Trout, Salmon  – Coldwater Species


2nd Connecicut Lake  Fishing Info

(1,286 acres)

Species: Brook & Lake Trout, Salmon


Back Lake  Fishing Info

(358 acres)

Species: Trout – Brook, Brown & Rainbow


Deer Mountain Campground  Fishing Info  adjacent to the Connecticut River between Second and Third Connecticut lakes, Deer Mountain Campground is just five minutes south of the Canadian border and 13 miles from Lake Francis.

(1548 Acres) 

Directions: Rte 3

Water: Connecticut River


Lake Francis State Park  Fishing Info  Directions: Off Rte 3 on River Road. Located in the Connecticut Lakes region of the Great North Woods.

(2,051 Acres)

Species: Rainbow, Brown & Lake Trout, Salmon, Pickerel

Boat Launch965




Coleman State Park – Little Diamond Pond  Fishing Info   Directions: Off Rte 26, Little Diamond Pond Rd. Lies on the shore of Little Diamond Pond in Stewartstown, twelve miles east of Colebrook in New Hampshire’s remote north country.

Boat Launch

Species: Trout

Phone: 538-6965

White Mountains



Moose Brook State Park - Peabody and Moose Rivers  Fishing Info  Directions: Off Rte 2, Jimtown Road. Located in the White Mountains Region, just north of the Presidential Range

Phone: 466-3860



Bedell Bridge Historic Site  Fishing Info Directions: NH Rte 10 & 25. Located along the Connecticut River.

38 acres


Phone: 323-2087



Franconia Notch State Park  Fishing Info - Directions: I-93/Rte 3, Franconia Notch Parkway, 

(6,692 acres)

Water: Profile Lake, Pemigewasset River, Echo Lake, Profile Lake

* Fly Fishing Only at Profile Lake

Boat Launch

Phone: 823-8800


Lakes Area


Wellington Beach State Park – Newfound Lake   Fishing Info  Directions: Route 3A

(4,106 Acres)

Species: Rainbow, Lake trout, Salmon, Whitefish, Smallmouth bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout.

Boat Launch

Phone: 744-2197


Ellacoya Beach State Park Fishing Info   Directions: Route 11

600 Ft. Beach

Boat Launch - some restrictions

Phone: 293-7821

Saltmarsh Pond  Fishing Info

Species: Brook & Rainbow Trout

   Alton & Gilford

Lake Wentworth - Fishing Info  Directions: Located in the Lakes Region

Boat Ramp

Lake Winnipesaukee  Fishing Info  Directions: Located in the Lakes Region

Largest lake in the state (44,586 acres) Average depth of 40 ft & maximum depth. of 180 ft.  It’s 25 miles long & has over 244- Islands.

Species: Brook, , Lake, Rainbow Trout, Salmon, Whitefish, Large & Smallmouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned pout, White Perch, Black Crappie, Bluegill

Boat Launch

   Harts Location  

Crawford Notch State Park   Fishing Info - Directions: US Rte 302 12 miles NW of Bartlett

(5775 Acres) 

Phone: 374-2272


Squam (Big) Lake  Fishing Info

(6,765 Acres) Maximum depth of 100 ft.

Species: Rainbow & Lake Trout, Salmon, Whitefish, Small & Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, White Perch


Ahern State Park  – Lake Winnisquam  Fishing Info   Directions: Rt. 106

Species: Rainbow, Lake Trout, Salmon, Small & Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, White Perch.

Phone: 436-1552


Lake Waukewan  Fishing Info 

(912 acres)

Species: Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout  

Boat Launch


Ossipee Lake  Fishing Info

(3,092 acres)

Species: Rainbow, Lake & brown trout, Salmon, Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout.


Pemigewasset Lake  Fishing Info  

Two public access areas for the Pemi, one located on Green Street. The 2nd is in Bristol 12 miles south of Plymouth.



Bow Lake  Fishing Info

(1,160 acres)

Species: Rainbow, Brown trout, Smallmouth, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, White Perch 


White Lake State Park  Fishing Info  Directions  NH Rte 16

140 Acre Lake

Phone: 323-7350



Great East Lake  Fishing Info

(1,686 Acres)

Species: Rainbow, Brown & Lake Trout, Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, White Perch, Bluegill.


Wentworth Lake State Beach  Directions: Route 9

Boat Ramp

Lake Info

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee


Highland Lake  Fishing Info

(226 Acres)

Species: Brook & Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass


Rocky Bound Pond  Fishing Info

(56 acres).  

Max depth was 31 feet and averaged 21 feet.  

Species: Largemouth and some smallmouth, pickerel, yellow perch, sunfish and horned pout.


Mascoma Lake  Fishing Info

(1,115 Acres)

Species: Rainbow & Brook Trout, Small & Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, White Perch.


Stocker Pond  Fishing Info

(93 acres) Maximum depth sounded of 19 feet.  Species: shiners, pickerel, largemouth bass, yellow perch and horned pout.  


Sunapee State BeachLake Sunapee  Fishing Info  Directions: Off Rte 103

Boat Launch - some restrictions 

Phone: 763-5561


   New London

Pleasant Lake  Fishing Info

(606 acres)

Species: Brook Trout, Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout



Sunapee Lake State Beach

(4,085 acres)

Species: Salmon, Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout


Wadleigh State Beach   Fishing Info Directions: Off Rte 114 

Water: Kezar Lake

Phone: 927-4724



Pillsbury State Park   Fishing Info  Directions: Off Rte 31

(8135 Acres)

Several Ponds

Phone: 863-2860



Spofford Lake  Fishing Info

(707 Acres)

Species: Rainbow Trout, Small & Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, White Perch, Northern Pike


Greenfield State Park - Otter Lake   Fishing Info Directions: Forest Rd, Rte. 136W. 1 mile west of Greenfield

400 Acres

Boat Launch - some restrictions

Phone: 547-3497




Gould Pond  Fishing Info

Species: brown trout, brown bullhead, yellow bullhead, American eel, common white sucker, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, eastern chain pickerel, largemouth bass, rainbow trout

Boat Launch - good for small boats.



   Hinsdale, Winchester, Chesterfield

Pisgah State Park,  Fishing Info  Directions: Rte 119 & 10, Rte 63 

 Area Covers 13,500 Acres

Phone: 239-8153 


Lake Contoocook  Fishing Info  Directions: Squantum Road

Thorndike Pond  Fishing Info  Directions: Old Dublin Rd, Jaffrey Center

Merrimack Valley


Bear Brook State Park  Fishing Info  Directions: Off of NH Rte 28

(Almost 10,000 acres)

Water: Catamount Pond, Beaver Pond



Baboosic Lake  Fishing Info

Species: Large Mouth, Pickerel, Yellow Perch Bluegill



Massabesic Lake  Fishing Info  Directions: Route 28 – Bypass

(2,512 Acres)

Species: Brook, Rainbow, Brown trout, Small & Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, White Perch, Northern Pike, Black Crappie




Beaver Lake  Fishing Info

(Acres 134)

Species: Brook & Rainbow Trout, Small & Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, Bluegill.


Hood Park  Fishing Info

Species: Brook Trout, Pickerel, Horned Pout, Bluegill




Lake Massebesic    Fishing Info  Directions: Route 101 Take exit 2 toward Derry

Species: Large and small mouth bass, white and yellow perch




Northwood Meadows State Park   Fishing Info  Directions: Off NH Rte 4

Area covers 674.5 Acres

Park is unstaffed

Phone: 436-1552




Pawtuckaway State Park - Lake Pawtuckaway  Fishing Info  Directions: Off NH Rte 156

Area covers 5,500 Acres

Boat Launch  

Phone: 895-3031




Canobie Lake  Fishing Info  Directions: Route 11

Species: Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Pickerel, Yellow Perch , Black Crappie



Clough State Park - Everett Lake   Fishing Info  Directions: Route 114 & 13, 5 miles east of Weare

50 Acres

Boat Launch 

Phone: 529-7112


Mt. William Pond  Fishing Info

(28 Acres)

Species: Brook & Rainbow Trout






Hampton Marina - Atlantic Ocean  Fishing Info  Directions: Rte 1A

50 Acres – Part of State Park

Boat Launch  

Phone: 929-0347


Hampton State Beach - Atlantic Ocean  Fishing Info  Directions: Rte 1A

50 Acres

Phone: 926-3784


   New Durham

Merrymeeting Lake  Fishing Info

(1,111 acres)

Species: Rainbow & Lake Trout, Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout


Ordiorne State Park – Atlantic Ocean  Fishing Info Directions: Rte 1A

331 Acres

Boat Launch

Phone: 436-7406

Rye Harbor State Park - Atlantic Ocean  Fishing Info  Directions: Rte 1A

63 Acres

Phone: 436-5294


Rye Marina Atlantic Ocean  Fishing Info  Directions: Rte 1A

63 Acres – Part of Rye State Park

Boat Launch 

Phone: 964-9008


Fish Hatcheries

NH Fish Hatcheries


Warren Wildlife Center at Warren Fish Hatchery… 603-764-8593 Rt. 25, Warren 03279.


Twin Mountain Fish & Wildlife Center

Rt. 3, Twin Mountain 03595


Berlin Hatchery  Directions: York Pond Road, Berlin

Phone: 449-3412


Milford Hatchery  Directions: North River Road, Milford

Phone: 673-1416


New Hampton Hatchery  Directions: Route 132 South, New Hampton

Phone: 744-3709


Powder Mill Hatchery  Directions: Merrymeeting lake Road, New Durham

Phone: 859-2041

Information provided by NH State Parks White Mountain National Forest , NH Fish & Game