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What kind of trips are available throughout the year?

  • Mid-April to mid-May the rivers in northern Massachusetts (Squannacook and Nissitissit) and southern NH (Souhegan and Piscataquog) are quick to run-off and offer good early season nymphing and maybe a Quill gordon hatch.
  • Late April or early May – Hendrickson hatch on the Farmington River in CT
  • Mid-May - Hendrickson hatch on Contoocook and other NH Rivers
  • Late May or early June – Alder fly hatch on Newfound and Merrimack Rivers
  • Mid-June to July 1 - Best fishing of the year, with huge Alder fly caddis hatch on Androscoggin River and hexagenia giant mayflies on trout ponds.
  • Early June to mid-July – Pemigewasset, Saco and Ellis Rivers various hatches
  • Early July – afternoon fishing the Pemigewasset and evening fishing the hex hatch on Sky, Echo or Profile Lakes.
  • All summer - the Connecticut, Androscoggin and Pemigewasset Rivers offer cool water and willing trout.  Other White Mountain rivers can fish good with sufficient rainfall. Summer is also the best time to target Smallmouth Bass - fun from a drift boat!
  • In September to November the rivers cool off and good fishing is found throughout the area.
  • Late-fall to early-April (or just about any time) - fishing tiny flies for good-size, well-educated trout on the Swift River tailwater in MA.
  • Unless you have a personal preference, we'll take you to the spots for the best fishing in New Hampshire for the time you want to fish.  If conditions are poor, we'll tell you. We don't want to set unrealistic expectations.
  • Check out the YouTube channel with videos of many of our trips
Meeting in Boston or Manchester?

We can arrange a half-day trip that starts after your business day ends.  There is nothing like fishing the evening hatch to help melt the stress away. 

Vacationing with the In-laws in the NH Lakes Region?

In late June and July we can help you forget about your long days of shopping the outlet malls by fishing the hexagenia hatch for large trout with big flies.  

Want to go on a fly fishing/camping trip, but don't own camping gear?

Contact Effortless Adventures in Plymouth, NH. They can provide all of the camping equipment you need for a stay in the White Mountains.

Flying into Manchester for a sales-call with your best account?

Why not take them fishing instead of out to dinner?  That picture of you and your client with a trophy trout will solidify your relationship better than any lobster and a bottle of wine will! 

Making the rounds checking out colleges with your high schooler?

Why not piggy-back a day of fishing on your trip. If you are visiting multiple schjools, it is a way of breaking up the trip. Make it a family outing or send the student and/or spouse off, while you sample New England fly fishing. Great hatches are within an easy commute from Boston and other college towns.

New to New Hampshire?

You can spend weeks and months using trial and error to learn your new "home waters" OR you can spend a day or two with a New Hampshire Rivers guide exploring proven producing waters.  Want to know where the big fishcan be found?  Looking for that special hike-in brook trout pond?  New Hampshire Rivers guides know! 

Looking for the perfect Father's Day or birthday gift?

Dad really appreciates all those ties, socks and golf umbrellas that you have been buying him, but just imagine the grin on his face when he opens the envelope with the fly fishing gift certificate for a day on the water with New Hampshire Rivers guide!

Need to organize a "team-building" event or off-site staff meeting?

What better way to get to know your colleagues, build rapport and enjoy a common experience than learning how to fly fish together?  Fly fishing requires a certain amount of coordination, but no strength or athletic ability is required.  It is a non-competitive, fun experience that will have your staff raving about the good time they had.  Best of all, it will cost you less than a round of golf at most country clubs!

Want to experience a wilderness fishing lodge on a tight budget?

We have stayed at the high-priced lodges in Canada, Maine, the Adirondacks, Montana and elsewhere. We strive to replicate that experience as much as possible in northern NH. We have created the NH Rivers Guides' "Virtual fishing lodge" in Errol, NH on the banks of the Androscoggin River. See our Special All-inclusive Package for details.

Don't fish, but enjoy the outdoors and viewing wildlife?

The rivers, lakes and ponds of New Hampshire are ideal for sightseeing and viewing wildlife. Ever see a bald eagle fish for dinner? We have. Ever hear an osprey screeching to defend their territory? We have. Ever see a "big brown rock" in a pond suddenly rise up with water streaming from his antlers, munching on water plants? We have! We would love to take you exploring the backroads and waterways of New England looking for moose, deer, bear, fox, mink, otters, beavers, bears, coyotes, eagles, osprey, ravens, and more.

Looking for a great place to stay in the White Mountains?

The Mountain Club on Loon is a really nice place that is within an hour of all the great rivers, streams and ponds in the White Mountains.  We often stay there when fishing the Pemigewasset River near Lincoln; the Saco and Ellis Rivers in Jackson and North Conway; and the Ammonoosuc River in Twin Mountain and Bethlehem.  You are on the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River and the views are nothing short of spectacular.


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