Fishing Pittsburg, New Hampshire
Fishing in Pittsburg New Hampshire
At the northern tip of New Hampshire you’ll find the headwaters of the mighty Connecticut River. Starting as a trickle near the Canadian border in Pittsburg, NH, the Upper Connecticut River forms a chain of lakes, the Connecticut Lakes, before making it’s 400 mile journey to Old Saybrook, Connecticut. The Connecticut Lakes are deep, cold water lakes, home to lake trout and landlocked salmon.
The Upper Connecticut River itself holds native brook trout, rainbow trout, landlocked salmon and large brown trout. Landlocked salmon make their way into the river during spring spawning runs of bait fish and during their fall spawn. The river has fly-fishing only regulations on two stretches of river – below Second Connecticut Lake and below First Connecticut Lake. Most of the river is open to lure and bait as well. Two tail-water dams provide cold river water for miles downstream making summer fishing on the Upper Connecticut River excellent.
Remote ponds with good brook trout populations, some with fly-fishing only regulations, dot the wilderness and are accessible by car using well maintained logging roads. Favorite ponds to fish include Coon Brook Bog, Moose Pond, Terrill Pond and Boundary Pond. Diversity and abundance of quality fishing water make Pittsburg, and the Connecticut Lakes Region a favorite fishing destination.
Fly Fishing Outfitter
We are an ORVIS endorsed fly fishing outfitter and offer guided fishing trips on the Upper Connecticut River and the Androscoggin River near Errol, NH.