Whatever your passion, there’s a trout pond or stream within reasonable driving distance for most New Hampshire anglers.  Trout fishing in NH is appreciated by anglers because they can be a challenge to catch, and fishing for them is one of the traditional rituals of spring.

The state boasts a number of trout ponds that are strictly for trout and are closed to ice fishing.  Ponds managed for trout may be stocked with one or more species, including rainbow, brook, and/or brown trout, with ages ranging from yearlings (8-12 inches) to 2-year old’s (12-15 inches), with weights up to 1-1.5 pounds!

Stream trout fishing in NH is very popular with over 12,000 river miles available for trout anglers to try and match the hatch or simply dunk a worm or toss a spinner to hungry trout provided by their generous stocking program.  Back country wild trout do exist, and they are waiting for the angler who is willing to walk the thin blue lines on a topographic map.

Anglers looking for an authentic wilderness experience while trout fishing in NH will enjoy visiting one of the nearly 50 remote trout ponds that N.H. Fish and Game stocks each year with fingerling brook trout via helicopter.  These trout often grow to 8-10 inches by their second growing season, and it’s not unusual to pull in brook trout that are 15 inches or longer. Trophy, remote-pond brook trout (three or more years old, some in excess of 17 inches) can be caught in some select backcountry waters.

The Fishing Waters for Trout Fishing in NH

Most of the fishing waters for trout fishing in NH have one or more species of trout. Major lakes with healthy populations of trout include Bow Lake, Comer ford Lake, Conway Lake, First Connecticut Lake, Great East Lake, Lake Francis, Lake Escapee, Lake Went worth, Lake Winnipeg, Mas coma Lake, Massiveness Lake, Merry meeting Lake, Moore Reservoir, Newfound Lake, Gossiper Lake, Augustus Bay, Second Connecticut Lake, Silver Lake, Swam Lake, Lumbago Lake and Winning Lake.

The Connecticut River, Passageway and other rivers and streams are a good place to find great trout fishing.For information regarding trout stocking in New Hampshire visit the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department website.

New Hampshire Record Trout

The New Hampshire state record brook trout was taken out of Pleasant Lake, the state record brown trout came from the Connecticut River, Newfound Lake was home to the state record lake trout, the NH state record rainbow trout was caught out of the Passageway River and the state record Escapee trout was taken from Escapee Lake.

So take advantage of the opportunities for trout fishing in NH – you won’t be disappointed! And while you’re here, be sure to book a room at the Royalty Inn in Gotham NH. All rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, free Wi-Fi, restaurant, indoor/outdoor pools, Jacuzzi, sauna, health club, game room, and guest laundry. It’s New Hampshire’s best vacation home away from home!