New Hampshire Angler Survey Being Conducted

Squam is famous for smallmouths. Photo/New England Boating.

Recreational fishermen in New Hampshire are being encouraged by state Fish & Game officials to participate in an ongoing survey.

The New Hampshire Fish & Game Department’s Inland Fisheries Division has contracted with Responsive Management of Harrisonburg, Virginia, to conduct a study of licensed anglers in the state. Fishermen may receive a phone call, an email or a letter from Responsive Management in the coming weeks asking them to participate in a survey about their fishing experiences.

Selection for participation in the study among licensed anglers is random to maintain a scientifically valid study. The study is intended to help the state better understand angler participation in and satisfaction with fishing in New Hampshire, as well as opinions on fisheries management issues.

“It’s been 12 years since we conducted our last comprehensive angler survey,” noted Scott Decker, NH Fish & Game Inland Fisheries Programs Supervisor. “The survey is important for planning and management of our fisheries resources.”