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Recreational Saltwater Fishing


Fish coastal New Hampshire, where the cold blue Atlantic Ocean meets the rocky shoreline, and the "big ones" are just waiting for a bite. Striped bass are by far the most sought after saltwater fish in our coastal waters, but you can also bring home bluefish, flounder or mackerel.




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.



Fish the Seacoast!

Download a seashore fishing guide PDF Document with

fishing tips, locations, species, baits and more...



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