Trout Stocked for NH Fall & Winter Fishing

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The New Hampshire Fish & Game Department stocks trout every year during the fall months, mostly to bolster the winter ice fishery.

Anglers going after trout can find lists of waters that remain open to the taking of trout year round on the Fish & Game website. For lakes and ponds, visit www.fishnh.com/fishing/trout-year-round.html. For rivers and streams, see www.fishnh.com/fishing/trout-streams.html. Rules for waterbodies with special regulations are listed in the N.H. Freshwater Fishing Digest, available at www.fishnh.com/fishing/publications.html.

Following is a list of New Hampshire lakes and ponds that are scheduled to be stocked with trout during the fall of 2016 (please note that the list below is the plan for this year. There are many more New Hampshire waterbodies open for year-round fishing than are included on this list):

  • Akers Pond, Errol
  • Beaver Lake, Derry
  • Cedar Pond, Milan
  • Chocorua Lake, Tamworth
  • Crystal Lake, Gilmanton
  • Diamond Pond (Big), Stewartstown
  • Forest Lake, Winchester
  • Gustin Pond, Marlow
  • Laurel Lake, Fitzwilliam
  • Martin Meadow Pond, Lancaster
  • Massabesic Lake, Manchester
  • Mirror Lake, Woodstock
  • Newell Pond, Alstead
  • Opechee Lake, Laconia
  • Pearl Lake, Lisbon
  • Silver Lake, Madison
  • Stinson Lake, Rumney
  • Streeter Pond, Sugar Hill
  • Sunapee Lake (Little), New London
  • Waukewan Lake, Meredith
  • Wentworth Lake, Wolfeboro
  • Winona Lake, Center Harbor

Additionally, the Fish& Game Department hatcheries will stock post-spawn brook and brown trout in selected waterbodies without a closed season before winter. These fish can range from 2 to 3 pounds. Numbers, dates and stocking locations vary annually, depending on availability.

If anglers wish to pursue some open-water trout fishing in rivers, the Department will be stocking portions of the Cocheco and Lamprey Rivers in mid-October through mid-November with surplus broodfish from our New Hampton Hatchery.

Berry Brook in Rye is also stocked with 2,500 yearling brown trout. This is a unique fishery where people can fish for “salters,” some of which can get rather large if they survive several years feeding in New Hampshire’s coastal estuaries.

trout

The New Hampshire Fish & Game Department stocks trout every year during the fall months, mostly to bolster the winter ice fishery.

Anglers going after trout can find lists of waters that remain open to the taking of trout year round on the Fish & Game website. For lakes and ponds, visit www.fishnh.com/fishing/trout-year-round.html. For rivers and streams, see www.fishnh.com/fishing/trout-streams.html. Rules for waterbodies with special regulations are listed in the N.H. Freshwater Fishing Digest, available at www.fishnh.com/fishing/publications.html.

Following is a list of New Hampshire lakes and ponds that are scheduled to be stocked with trout during the fall of 2016 (please note that the list below is the plan for this year. There are many more New Hampshire waterbodies open for year-round fishing than are included on this list):

  • Akers Pond, Errol
  • Beaver Lake, Derry
  • Cedar Pond, Milan
  • Chocorua Lake, Tamworth
  • Crystal Lake, Gilmanton
  • Diamond Pond (Big), Stewartstown
  • Forest Lake, Winchester
  • Gustin Pond, Marlow
  • Laurel Lake, Fitzwilliam
  • Martin Meadow Pond, Lancaster
  • Massabesic Lake, Manchester
  • Mirror Lake, Woodstock
  • Newell Pond, Alstead
  • Opechee Lake, Laconia
  • Pearl Lake, Lisbon
  • Silver Lake, Madison
  • Stinson Lake, Rumney
  • Streeter Pond, Sugar Hill
  • Sunapee Lake (Little), New London
  • Waukewan Lake, Meredith
  • Wentworth Lake, Wolfeboro
  • Winona Lake, Center Harbor

Additionally, the Fish& Game Department hatcheries will stock post-spawn brook and brown trout in selected waterbodies without a closed season before winter. These fish can range from 2 to 3 pounds. Numbers, dates and stocking locations vary annually, depending on availability.

If anglers wish to pursue some open-water trout fishing in rivers, the Department will be stocking portions of the Cocheco and Lamprey Rivers in mid-October through mid-November with surplus broodfish from our New Hampton Hatchery.

Berry Brook in Rye is also stocked with 2,500 yearling brown trout. This is a unique fishery where people can fish for “salters,” some of which can get rather large if they survive several years feeding in New Hampshire’s coastal estuaries.