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.
Fishing in New Hampshire
Freshwater fishing in New Hampshire? You've come to the right place! Great fishing is just around the corner all around the state.
Are you still learning to fish or want to expand your knowledge of fishing? Take a class from the Let's Go Fishing program.
For safe boating tips
Hunting and Trapping in NH
Wild game is healthy, sustainable and it's here in New Hampshire. Connect to your food source, connect to nature. Hunting in New Hampshire can provide food for your family, encounters with the natural world and memories that last.
Coastal NH - Marine Resources
Saltwater Fishing License Requirement
All persons age 16 and older recreationally fishing in coastal and estuarine waters of the state must purchase a NH Saltwater Recreational Fishing License. This includes anglers, spearfishers and persons using other gear types who wish to take, possess, or transport marine finfish for personal use and which are not sold.
Safety On the Ice
In winter, before you venture out onto any frozen pond or lake to icefish, snowmobile, ski or snowshoe, play it safe by following these important guidelines for ice safety. Read tips on ice safety.