NH Free Fishing Day

Free Fishing Day radio spot from former Gov. John Lynch
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NH Free Fishing Day is the first Saturday of June, so make plans to get out and cast a line with family and friends. Free Fishing Day is an opportunity to fish for free and spend time relaxing with family or friends. For others, it’s a chance to learn a new pastime that can last a lifetime.

Free Fishing Day Rules:

  • State residents and nonresidents alike can fish any inland water - or saltwater - in New Hampshire that day without a fishing license.
  • Note that season dates, bag limits and all other fishing regulations must be followed on Free Fishing Day.
  • Anglers fishing for brood stock Atlantic salmon in the Merrimack and lower Pemigewasset rivers must have a fishing license and a special permit.

For details on fishing rules, consult the New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing Digest.

Click here for more fishing info - stocking reports, tackle tips, access sites, lake depths and fishing reports from across the state. And check out our regional fishing brochures, with suggestions on where to fish from the shoreline, currently available for Manchester/Nashua, the North Country, southwestern New Hampshire, the Lakes Region, and the seacoast.

If you get hooked on Free Fishing Day, enjoy the fun year round. Licenses are available online or from any of 250 friendly local license agents statewide. Youth under age 16 do not need a license to fish in New Hampshire.

Fish New Hampshire and relax. We have what you’re looking for.

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