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Fresh Water Fishing New Hampshire!

Buying a License

Fishing and hunting licenses, valid Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of each year, may be purchased online via https://www.nhfishandgame.com/ or from license agents, Fish and Game Department headquarters in Concord, Fish and Game Region 1, 2 and 4 offices and some town or city clerks. Applicants must purchase their own licenses.

Outdoor Family Fun

Fishing is a great way to reconnect with friends and family. Children under age 16 don't need a license to fish, so bring them along for a day of fresh air, sunshine and family fun! An inexpensive rod-and-reel, a colorful, kid-friendly tackle box for toting hooks, sinkers, bobbers, lures, and a pair of pliers is all you need!

Get the Kids Involved Livi Clare Fishing

Plan ahead and let the kids help decide where to go and what to bring. Dress for the weather and don't forget snacks and drinks, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. It's a good idea to keep the first few trips short and let interest and enthusiasm grow.

Catch a Smile

For most kids, it's important to make a catch that first time out. You can help by seeking out places that are packed with panfish, like crappies and sunfish. Check our Take Me Fishing guides for ideas on where to go and what kinds of fish you might catch. Don't forget the camera - you'll definitely want to have a picture of that first-fish smile! Check out Take Me Fishing - Lakes Region here: http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/fishing/documents/lr-fish-guide.pdf

"Unplug" from the Wired World

Being outside in the fresh air and sunshine is the most obvious benefit of learning how to fish, but taking a break from electronic devices is an added bonus! Fishing doesn't have to be difficult or far from home. The important thing is to go fishing as a family and have fun! The 2016 New Hampshire Fresh Water Fishing Digest is available to read online at http://www.eregulations.com/newhampshire/fishing/freshwater/pageFlip/ or pick up your copy today at Shep Brown's Boat Basin. For all of your Fishing Questions go to www.fishnh.com.