Fishing New Hampshire's Connecticut Lakes Region

Fly caster. The Connecticut River is a favorite destination amoung fly fishermen.

Your angling opportunities in Pittsburg are unlimited. Experience fabled trout and salmon fishing in the upper reaches of the Connecticut River. There are several stretches of the Connecticut River designated "fly fishing only" considered some of the best fly fishing in the Northeast. The Connecticut Lakes offer exciting salmon fishing whether you’re trolling streamers or your favorite lure. There are miles of crystal clear streams and many remote ponds where you’re likely to see moose, deer and beaver.

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3rd Connecticut Lake ~ BT - RT - LTBrown Trout

2nd Connecticut Lake ~ BT- LL - RT - LT

1st Connecticut Lake ~ BT - LL - RT - LT

Back Lake ~ BT - BRT - RT

Lake Francis ~ BT- BRT - LL - RT



Boundary Pond ~ BT - FFFamily fishing fun!

Terrill Dam (West Branch) ~ BT - FF

Scott Bog ~ BT - FF

East Inlet ~ BT

Big Brook Bog ~ BT - FF

Coon Brook Bog ~ BT - FF

Round Pond ~ BT

Moose Pond ~ BT - FF

Middle Pond ~ BTElk Hair Caddis

Harris Pond ~ BT

Clarksville Pond ~ BT - FF

Big Diamond Pond ~ BT -RT - LT

Little Diamond Pond ~ BT - RT


Rivers and Streams

Indian Stream, Perry Stream, Mohawk River, Swift Diamond River, Dead Diamond River and Hall Stream, all support Brook Trout.

Androscoggin River BT - BRT - RT - LL

Connecticut River BT - BRT - RT - LL - LT


BT = Brook Trout ~ BRT = Brown Trout ~ RT = Rainbow Trout ~ LL = Landlocked Salmon ~ LT = Lake Trout ~ FF = Fly Fishing Only



Ice fishing in Pittsburg is outstanding and is permitted in 3rd, 2nd and 1st Connecticut Lakes and Lake Francis. The season opens January 1st and continues to March 31st.


Fishing Rules and Regulations

* Trout season opens January 1st. (This applies to all streams and rivers with open water.)

* Ponds open for trout season on the fourth Saturday in April

*Trout season closes on all waters October 15th

*Landlocked salmon and lake trout may be taken starting April 1 and closing September 30th


Brook Trout - This would include Brook, Rainbow, Brown and hybrids.

Five (5) fish or five (5) pounds, which ever comes first. There is no length limit on most waters.

Salmon - Minimum length is 15 inches.

Lake Trout - Minimum length is 18 inches.

There are many exceptions to the above regulations. Be sure to check the current N.H. Fish & Game Digest, available at all license agents.


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New Hampshire's
Connecticut Lakes Region
P.O. Box 400
Pittsburg, NH 03592

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