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This page will give you an idea of the waters we fish and guide and provides additional resources for you to research and explore. It is always a good idea to check the river flows before driving to fish them. Feel free to drop an email to ask a question. Whether you hire us or not, we will try to help you.

New Hampshire River Flows

NH Safe Wading Flow Levels

Click on the Station Number to get a graph for the selected river for the last eight days. This can be used to see the river flow trend. By changing the number of days, longer time intervals can be reviewed. This can be used to determine how rain affects flows; how fast the river rises and how long it takes to return to normal.
The "High" number is when wading is extremely difficult with few if any places to wade safely. The "Low" number is a safe wading flow.
Flows can change rapidly on any river from dam releases or rain.
New Hampshire rivers are difficult to wade. We never wade without a wading stick. These numbers are based on what we feel comfortable with and can vary depending on the experience level and physical ability of an angler. We are on the water almost daily during the season and know the river structure and obstacles and where to wade safely.

Andoscoggin River: Errol and Shelburne High 2000 Good under 1400
CT River :

below Indian Stream High 600 good under 300
North Stratford High 2000 good 1000

Pemigewasset River:

North Woodstock High 800 good 400
Plymouth High 1800 Good under 1000
Franklin 1800 good under 1000

Saco River: North Conway High 1000 good under 600
Contoocook River: West Henniker H 800 Good under 500
Sugar River: Newport High 600 Good under 300
Piscataquog River: New Boston High 350 good 200

Fishing Reports :

I post my fishing reports and you can view them for current conditions and from the last 10 years. This will give you pictures and information about many of the rivers in New England and how they fish throughout the season.  My blog is regularly updated with reports and pictures

Fly Fishing Tips Audio/podcasts

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My YouTube channel fishing videos

My fishing report blog

Fishing trips throughout the USA

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Androscoggin River Fishing Trip Information

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Fly Shops

We highly recommend some of the best fly shops in New England which specialize in friendly, personal service and local knowledge:

Concord Outfitters is in the western suburbs of Boston in Concord, MA.  They are truly a full service fly shop that is well-stocked with fly fishing gear and tying materials.  Owner Andy Bonzagni is friendly, knowledgeable and will go out of his way to point you in the right direction.  And you can't go wrong with their trips to the best fly fishing destinations in the world.

Morse Sporting Goods is located in Hillsborough, NH, just a cast away from the beautiful Contoocook River.  Jim and Walter Morse and their staff provide friendly service and expert local advice.  They are a full-service outdoor store, with hunting, archery and fishing getting equal billing, depending on the season.  Whether you need a license and a few local-favorite flies, or a complete fly fishing outfit, you will not find friendlier more helpful service anywhere.

Stone River Outfitters in Bedford, NH is an easy five-minute detour off route 3 or I-93 on your way from Greater Boston to points north in NH and VT.  Well-stocked with quality gear, it also a good place to get some fly tying tips.

North Country Angler   When you're in North Conway stop by the North Country Angler a fully stocked shop. Janet and Bill have over thirty years of experience in the Valley and are always willing to share information on hatches as well as how the local rivers are fishing. Bill's monthly column in the New Hampshire Outdoor Gazette always makes for great reading. Give Bill and Janet Thompson our best wishes when you stop by.

Opechee Trading Post in Laconia, HQ of the NH Lakes Region, is a piece of New Hampshire's fly fishing history on the shores of Lake Opechee. Owner Jim Makris has a great selection of equipment and the perfect spot to try casting one of the fine selection of rods from his 50 foot dock with a chance for rainbows, browns and salmon.

LL Cotes and Percy's Flies in Errol, NH, our "home away from home," are must-visit stops in the North Country.  More than once they have come through with fly fishing gear, gadgets and flies that replenish our supplies when the hatch is on.  Stop in to see the white moose, even if you don't need any flies!

 

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