New Hampshire Lakes and Ponds

NEW HAMPSHIRE LAKES AND PONDS


FISH SPECIES KEY

BC: black crappie
EBT: brook trout
LLS: landlocked salmon
LW: lake whitefish
SMB: smallmouth bass
BG: bluegill
ECP: chain pickerel
LMB: largemouth bass
NP: northern pike
TT: tiger trout
BT: brown trout
HP: horned pout (brown bullhead)
LT: lake trout
RT: rainbow trout
WP: white perch

SPECIAL RULES

TP-Trout Pond
FFO-Fly-fishing Only
WTP-Wild Trout Pond

WATERBODY
TOWN(s)
SPECIES
ADDITIONAL RULES
Airport Marsh
Whitefield
EBT, HP
TP
Archery Pond
Allenstown
EBT, RT
TP-FFO-Daily limit for brook trout is 2 fish
Back Lake
Pittsburg
EBT, RT, BT, HP, SMB, LMB
TP
Barbadoes Pond
Dover, Madbury
EBT, RT
TP
Basin Pond
Chatham
EBT
TP
Bear Brook Pond, Big
Errol
EBT
TP
Bear Brook Pond, Little
Wentworths Location
EBT
TP-FFO
Belknap Recreation Area Pond (Gunstock)
Gilford
EBT, RT
TP
Big Brook Bog
Pittsburg
EBT
TP-FFO
Black Mountain Pond
Sandwich
EBT
TP
Black Pond
Lincoln
EBT
TP
Blue Pond
Madison
EBT
TP
Bog Pond, Little
Odell
EBT
TP
Boundary Pond
Pittsburg
EBT
TP-FFO
Bragg Pond
Millsfield
EBT
TP
Butterfield Pond
Wilmot
EBT
TP
Caldwell Pond
Alstead
EBT
TP
Campton Pond (unnamed)
Campton
EBT, RT
1. This waterbody is open to the taking of all species, except salmon and smelt, January 1through October 15.                                                                          2. Fishing through the ice, from the ice, or from any object supported by the ice is prohibited.
Carr Pond
Clarksville
EBT
TP
Carter Pond
Beans Purchase
EBT
TP
Center Pond
Nelson
EBT, RT, LMB, HP
TP
Chapin Pond
Newport, Claremont
EBT
TP-FFO
Clarksville Pond
Clarksville
EBT, HP
TP-FFO
Clement Pond (Joe Sylvia Lake)
Hopkinton
SMB, LMB, ECP, HP, BC, BG
From Jan. 1 to March 31, the taking of black bass from 15 to 20 inches in length is prohibited. The daily limit of black bass is 3 fish, of which only one may be longer than 20 inches.
Clough Pond
Loudon
EBT, RT, BT
TP
Cold Spring Pond (Abbott Forest Pond)
Stoddard
EBT
TP
Coldrain Pond
New Durham
EBT
TP-FFO
Cole Pond
Enfield
EBT
TP-FFO-No person shall take brook trout 12 to 16 inches in length. All brook trout 12 to 16 inches shall be immediately released unharmed. The daily limit for brook trout shall be 2 fish, of which only one may be over 16 inches.
Connecticut Lake, First
Pittsburg
LLS, LT
There is no minimum length for brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, or their hybrids.                                                                                                         Yellow perch cannot be used for bait.                                                                 From April 1 through September 30, the combined daily limit for lake trout, salmon, brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and their hybrids is 4 fish, of which no more than 2 fish may be lake trout and/or salmon.
Connecticut Lake, Second
Pittsburg
EBT, LLS, LT
Same as First Connecticut Lake, above.
Connecticut Lake, Third
Pittsburg
RT, LT
Same as First Connecticut Lake, above.
Connor Pond
Ossipee
EBT
TP
Conservation Pond
Wentworth
EBT
TP
Conway Lake
Eaton
RT, LLS, SMB, LMB, ECP, HP
The area of the lake that lies within 500 feet of the outlet dam shall be closed to all fishing from Oct. 16 through Dec. 31.                                                                                               When trolling to take fish:                                                                                              1. Only one artificial bait, one fly, one tandem fly or one bait shall be used per rod; and,                                                                                                               2. Only one hook with a single hook point shall be used with bait.
Coon Brook Bog
Pittsburg
EBT
TP-FFO
Corser Pond
Errol
EBT
TP
Cranberry Bog Pond
Columbia
EBT
TP
Dan Hole Pond, Big
Tuftonboro, Ossipee
EBT, LLS, LT, ECP, HP
There is no minimum length for brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, or their hybrids.                                                                                                         Yellow perch cannot be used for bait.                                                                 From April 1 through September 30, the combined daily limit for lake trout, salmon, brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and their hybrids is 4 fish, of which no more than 2 fish may be lake trout and/or salmon.
Devils Washbowl
Odell
EBT
TP
Diamond Pond, Big
Stewartstown
RT, LT, LMB
There is no minimum length for brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, or their hybrids.                                                                                                                        Yellow perch cannot be used for bait.                                                                    From April 1 through September 30, the combined daily limit for lake trout, salmon, brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and their hybrids is 4 fish, of which no more than 2 fish may be lake trout and/or salmon.
Diamond Pond, Little
Stewartstown
EBT, RT
TP
Dublin Lake (Monadnock Pond)
Dublin
EBT, LMB, SMB, HP
TP
Dummer Pond, Big
Dummer
EBT
TP
Dummer Pond, Little
Dummer
EBT, BT
TP
Duncan Lake
Ossipee
EBT, RT
TP
Dustin Pond
Wentworths Location
EBT
TP
East Inlet
Pittsburg
EBT
TP
Echo Lake
Franconia
EBT
TP
Ethan (Willey) Pond
Bethlehem
EBT
WTP
Exeter Reservoir (Water Works Pond)
Exeter
EBT, RT
TP
Falls Pond
Albany
EBT
TP
Ferrin Pond
Weare
BT, LMB
TP
Flat Mountain Pond
Waterville Valley
EBT
TP
Four Mile Pond
Dixs Grant
EBT
TP
Francis, Lake
Pittsburg
RT, BT, LLS, LT, ECP
There is no minimum length for brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, or their hybrids.                                                                                                         Yellow perch cannot be used for bait.                                                                    From April 1 through September 30, the combined daily limit for lake trout, salmon, brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and their hybrids is 4 fish, of which no more than 2 fish may be lake trout and/or salmon.
French Pond
Henniker
EBT, RT
TP
Gilmore Pond
Jaffrey
EBT, RT, BT, SMB, LMB, ECP, HP, WP
TP
Granite Lake (Munsonville Pond)
Nelson, Stoddard
EBT, RT, LT, SMB, ECP, HP
There is no minimum length for brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, or their hybrids.                                                                                                         Yellow perch cannot be used for bait.                                                                    From April 1 through September 30, the combined daily limit for lake trout, salmon, brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and their hybrids is 4 fish, of which no more than 2 fish may be lake trout and/or salmon.
Grassy Pond
Rindge
LMB, ECP, HP, BG
From Jan. 1 to March 31, the taking of black bass from 15 to 20 inches in length is prohibited. The daily limit of black bass is 3 fish, of which only one may be longer than 20 inches.
Greeley Pond, Upper
Livermore
EBT
TP
Greenough Pond, Big
Wentworths Location
EBT, LT
When trolling to take fish:                                                                                              1. Only one artificial bait, one fly, one tandem fly or one bait shall be used per rod; and,                                                                                                               2. Only one hook with a single hook point shall be used with bait.
Greenough Pond, Little
Wentworths Location
EBT
WTP
Gregg Lake
Antrim
SMB, LMB, ECP, HP, BG
From Jan. 1 to March 31, the taking of black bass from 15 to 20 inches in length is prohibited. The daily limit of black bass is 3 fish, of which only one may be longer than 20 inches.
Guinea Pond
Sandwich
EBT
TP
Halfmile Pond
Enfield
EBT
TP
Hall Pond, Lower
Sandwich
EBT
TP
Hall Pond, Middle
Sandwich
EBT
TP
Hall Pond, Upper
Sandwich
EBT
TP-FFO-No person shall take brook trout 12 to 16 inches in length. All brook trout 12 to 16 inches shall be immediately released unharmed. The daily limit for brook trout shall be 2 fish, of which only one may be over 16 inches.
Harris Pond
Pittsburg
EBT
TP
Hatch Pond (Hidden Pond)
Eaton
EBT, HP
TP
Hellgate Pond
Second College Grant
EBT
TP
Hogback Pond
Greenfield
EBT, HP
TP
Hopkins Pond (Adder Pond)
Andover
EBT, RT
TP
Hot Hole Pond
Concord, Loudon
EBT, RT, LMB
TP
Hoyt Pond
Madbury
EBT
TP-FFO
Hunkins Pond
Sanbornton
RT, BT
TP
Hunts Pond
Hancock
EBT, BT, SMB, LMB, ECP, HP
TP
Jacquith Pond
Pittsburg
EBT
TP
Jericho Lake
Berlin
SMB, LMB, HP, NP, BC
1. This waterbody is open to the taking of all species, except salmon and smelt, all year-round by all legal methods.                                                                                               2. The daily limit for northern pike is 3 fish.                                                            3. The minimum length for northern pike is 20 inches.
Jones Pond
Middleton
EBT
TP-FFO-The daily limit for brook trout is 2 fish.
Judd Pond
Clarksville
EBT
TP
Kiah Pond
Sandwich
EBT
TP
Ledge Pond
Madison
EBT
TP
Lime Pond
Columbia
EBT
TP-FFO-No person shall take brook trout 12 to 16 inches in length. All brook trout 12 to 16 inches shall be immediately released unharmed. The daily limit for brook trout shall be 2 fish, of which only one may be over 16 inches.
Lonesome Lake
Lincoln
EBT
TP
Long Pond
Benton
EBT
TP
Long Pond
Eaton
EBT
TP
Long Pond
Errol
EBT
TP
Long Pond
Lempster
EBT, LMB, HP
TP
Long Pond
Millsfield
EBT
TP
Long Pond (Coniston Lake)
Croydon
EBT, RT
TP
Lucas Pond
Northwood
EBT, RT, BT, TT, LMB
TP
Merrymeeting Lake
New Durham
RT, LLS, LT, SMB, ECP, HP
When trolling to take fish:                                                                                              1. Only one artificial bait, one fly, one tandem fly or one bait shall be used per rod; and,                                                                                                               2. Only one hook with a single hook point shall be used with bait.
Middle Pond
Pittsburg
EBT
TP
Millen Lake
Washington
EBT, RT, BT, SMB, ECP, HP
TP
Millsfield Pond, Big
Millsfield
EBT, SMB
TP
Millsfield Pond, Little (Moose Pond)
Millsfield
EBT
TP-FFO
Mirror Lake (Blake Pond)
Dalton, Whitefield
EBT, RT, BT, SMB, LMB, ECP, HP
TP
Moose Falls Flowage
Pittsburg
EBT
TP
Moose Pond
Pittsburg
EBT
TP-FFO
Morey Pond
Andover
EBT
TP
Mount William Pond
Weare
EBT, RT, LMB
TP
Mountain Pond
Brookfield
EBT
TP-No person shall take brook trout 12 to 16 inches in length. All brook trout 12 to 16 inches shall be immediately released unharmed into the waters from which taken. The daily limit for brook trout shall be 2 fish, of which only one may be over 16 inches.                                                                Only single hook artificial lures and flies shall be used and all hooks shall be barbless or have all barbs pinched.
Mountain Pond
Chatham
EBT
TP
Mountain Pond
Lyman
EBT
TP
Mud Pond
Easton
EBT
TP
Munn Pond
Errol
EBT
TP
Nathan Pond
Dixville
EBT
TP
Newfound Lake
Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Hebron
RT, LLS, LT, LW, SMB, ECP, HP
The minimum length for lake trout is 15 inches. The area of the lake that lies within 500 feet of the Cockermouth River and Fowler River shall be closed to all fishing from Oct. 16 through Dec. 31.                                                             When trolling to take fish:                                                                                              1. Only one artificial bait, one fly, one tandem fly or one bait shall be used per rod; and,                                                                                                               2. Only one hook with a single hook point shall be used with bait.
Nubanusit Lake
Hancock, Nelson
RT, LLS, LT, SMB, ECP, HP
There is no minimum length for brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, or their hybrids.                                                                                                           Yellow perch cannot be used for bait.                                                                 From April 1 through September 30, the combined daily limit for lake trout, salmon, brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and their hybrids is 4 fish, of which no more than 2 fish may be lake trout and/or salmon.
Oliverian Pond
Benton
EBT
TP
Orange Pond
Orange
EBT, RT
TP
Ossipee Lake
Freedom, Ossipee
RT, BT, LLS, LT, SMB, LMB, ECP, HP, WP, BC
The area of the lake that lies within 500 feet of the Bearcamp River shall be closed to all fishing from Oct. 16 through Dec. 31.                                                                        When trolling to take fish:                                                                                              1. Only one artificial bait, one fly, one tandem fly or one bait shall be used per rod; and,                                                                                                               2. Only one hook with a single hook point shall be used with bait.
Peaked Hill Pond
Thornton
EBT
TP
Perch Pond
Campton
EBT, RT, HP, WP
TP
Perry Pond
Pittsburg
EBT
TP-FFO
Phillips Pond
Odell
EBT
TP-FFO
Pike Pond
Stark
EBT
TP
Pleasant Lake
New London
EBT, LLS, SMB, ECP, HP
TP-Use or possession of rainbow smelt for bait shall be permitted.
Pond of Safety
Randolph
EBT
TP
Profile Lake
Franconia
EBT
TP-FFO-No person shall take brook trout 12 to 16 inches in length. All brook trout 12 to 16 inches shall be immediately released unharmed. The daily limit for brook trout shall be 2 fish, of which only one may be over 16 inches.
Province Pond
Chatham
EBT
TP
Rand Pond
Goshen
EBT, RT
TP
Rocky Pond
Wentworth
EBT
TP
Round Pond
Errol
EBT
TP
Round Pond
Pittsburg
EBT
TP
Russell Pond
Woodstock
EBT
TP
Saco Lake
Carroll
EBT
TP-FFO
Saltmarsh Pond
Gilford
EBT, RT
TP
Sand Pond (Echo Lake)
Marlow, Lempster
EBT, BT, SMB, LMB, HP
TP
Sawyer Pond
Livermore
EBT
TP
Sawyer Pond, Little
Livermore
EBT
TP
Scott Bog
Pittsburg
EBT
TP-FFO
Sessions Pond
Dummer
EBT
TP
Shaw Pond (Shawtown)
Freedom
EBT, LMB
TP-FFO-No person shall take brook trout 12 to 16 inches in length. All brook trout 12 to 16 inches shall be immediately released unharmed. The daily limit for brook trout shall be 2 fish, of which only one may be over 16 inches.
Shehan Flowage Pond
Clarksville
EBT
TP
Shoal Pond
Lincoln
EBT
WTP
Signal Pond
Errol
EBT
TP
Silver Lake
Madison
RT, LT, LW, SMB, ECP, HP
When trolling to take fish:                                                                                              1. Only one artificial bait, one fly, one tandem fly or one bait shall be used per rod; and,                                                                                                               2. Only one hook with a single hook point shall be used with bait.
Silver Lake
Nelson, Harrisville
RT, LT, SMB, ECP, HP
There is no minimum length for brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, or their hybrids.                                                                                                         Yellow perch cannot be used for bait.                                                                 From April 1 through September 30, the combined daily limit for lake trout, salmon, brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and their hybrids is 4 fish, of which no more than 2 fish may be lake trout and/or salmon.
Simmons Pond
Warner
EBT
TP
Sky Pond
New Hampton
EBT
TP-FFO-No person shall take brook trout 12 to 16 inches in length. All brook trout 12 to 16 inches shall be immediately released unharmed. The daily limit for brook trout shall be 2 fish, of which only one may be over 16 inches.
Smith Pond
Washington
EBT
TP
Solitude Lake
Newbury
EBT
TP
South Pond
Stark
EBT, RT, LT, SMB, LMB, ECP, HP
The minimum length for lake trout is 15 inches.
Spectacle Pond
Groton, Hebron
EBT, RT
TP
Spofford Lake
Chesterfield
RT, SMB, LMB, ECP, HP, WP, NP, BG
1. The waterbody shall be closed to the taking of all fish October 16 through March 31.
2. The open season for taking all species except brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, trout hybrids and smelt shall be from April 1 through October 15.
3. The open season for taking brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, and trout hybrids shall be the 4th Saturday in April through October 15.
4. Smelt shall be taken by angling only.
5. The open season for taking smelt shall be June 16 through October 15.
6. The daily limit for brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, or their hybrids is 2 fish.
7. The minimum length for brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, or their hybrids is 15 inches.
8. From April 1 through October 15 no person shall take fish through the ice, from the ice or from any object supported by the ice.
Spoonwood Pond
Nelson
EBT, LT, SMB, ECP, HP
TP
Squam Lake
Holderness, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Sandwich
RT, LLS, LT, LW, SMB, LMB, ECP, HP, WP
The area of the lake that lies within 500 feet of Barville Brook shall be closed to all fishing from Oct. 16 to Dec. 31.
When trolling to take fish:
1. Only one artificial bait, one fly, one tandem fly or one bait shall be used per rod; and,
2. Only one hook with a single hook point shall be used with bait.
Squam Lake, Little
Ashland, Holderness
RT, LLS, LT, LW, SMB, ECP, HP
When trolling to take fish:
1. Only one artificial bait, one fly, one tandem fly or one bait shall be used per rod; and,
2. Only one hook with a single hook point shall be used with bait.
Stirrup Iron Pond
Salisbury
EBT
TP-FFO
Stone Pond
Marlborough, Dublin
EBT, SMB, HP
TP
Stonehouse Pond
Barrington
EBT
TP-FFO
Stratford Bog Pond
Stratford
EBT
TP
Stub Hill Pond
Pittsburg
EBT
TP
Success Pond
Success
EBT, RT, BT, SMB, LMB
TP
Sunapee Lake
New London, Newbury, Sunapee
LLS, LT, SMB, LMB, ECP, HP
1. The area of the lake that lies within 500 feet of Otter Brook shall be closed to all fishing from Oct. 16 to Dec. 31.
2. All tributaries will be closed to fishing Oct. 16 to May 31.
When trolling to take fish:
1. Only one artificial bait, one fly, one tandem fly or one bait shall be used per rod; and,
2. Only one hook with a single hook point shall be used with bait.
Swains Pond
Wentworth
EBT
TP
Swanzey Lake
Swanzey
EBT, RT, SMB, ECP, HP, BG
TP
Sweat Pond
Errol
EBT
TP
Terrill Pond (West Branch Pond)
Pittsburg
EBT
TP-FFO
Three Ponds, Lower
Ellsworth, Warren
EBT
TP
Three Ponds, Middle
Ellsworth, Warren
EBT
TP
Three Ponds, Upper
Ellsworth, Warren
EBT
TP
Trio Pond, Lower 1 & 2
Odell
EBT
TP
Trio Pond, Upper 3
Odell
EBT
TP-FFO
Trout Pond
Lyme
EBT
TP
Trout Pond (Stacy Pond)
Freedom
EBT
TP
Unknown Pond
Pittsburg
EBT
TP-FFO
Wachipauka Pond (Meader Pond)
Warren
EBT
TP
Warren Lake
Alstead
RT, BT, SMB, LMB, ECP, HP, BG
From Jan. 1 to March 31, the taking of black bass from 15 to 20 inches in length is prohibited. The daily limit of black bass is 3 fish, of which only one may be longer than 20 inches.
Waukeena Lake (Pleasant Pond)
Danbury
EBT, RT
TP
Waukewan, Lake (Measley Pond)
Meredith, New Hampton
RT, SMB, ECP, HP, WP
The daily limit for brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and their hybrids shall be 2 fish.
Weeks Crossing Pond
Warren
EBT
TP
Whitcomb Pond
Odell
EBT
TP
White Pond
Ossipee
EBT, RT
TP-FFO
White Pond
Wilmot
EBT
TP
Whittemore Lake
Bennington, Greenfield
EBT, RT, BT
TP
Willard Pond
Antrim
EBT, RT, TT
TP-FFO
Winnipesaukee, Lake
Alton, Gilford, Laconia,
Meredith, Moultonborough,
Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro
EBT, RT, LLS, LT, LW, SMB, LMB, ECP, HP, WP, BC, BG
The areas of the lake that lie within 500 feet of Gunstock River, Poor Farm Brook, Melvin River, Merrymeeting River, Mink Brook, and Smith River, and the lake area of Lake Winnipesaukee 500 feet on either side of the Main Street bridge in Wolfeboro, are closed to all fishing from Oct. 16 to Dec. 31.
The following two areas of the lake are closed to all fishing October 1 through March 31:
1. the area of Paugus Bay which lies between the railroad trestle at its south end and the Lakeport Dam in Laconia;
2. the area of open water (the area not normally covered by ice in winter) at Weirs Channel.
When trolling to take fish:
1. Only one artificial bait, one fly, one tandem fly or one bait shall be used per rod; and,
2. Only one hook with a single hook point shall be used with bait.
Winnisquam Lake
Belmont, Laconia, Meredith, Sanbornton, Tilton
RT, LLS, LT, SMB, LMB, ECP, HP, WP, BG
The area of the lake that lies within 500 feet of the Winnipesaukee River shall be closed to all fishing from Oct. 16 to Dec. 31.
When trolling to take fish:
1. Only one artificial bait, one fly, one tandem fly or one bait shall be used per rod; and,
2. Only one hook with a single hook point shall be used with bait.
Winona Lake
Center Harbor, Meredith, New Hampton
RT, EBT, LMB, SMB, ECP, BC
The daily limit for brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and their hybrids shall be 2 fish.
Wright Pond
Pittsburg
EBT
TP-FFO

2 Responses to New Hampshire Lakes and Ponds

  1. Ryugenan says:

    Tryng gain Kayak access to Gilmore Pond in Jaffery, NH. Landower posted no trustpassing sign off of Gilmore Pond Road. Is there another access to Gilmore Pond?

    • FNE Admin says:

      Sorry for the delay, we could not find specific info regarding this. Best bet would be to contact local New Hampshire Fish and Game officers to see if they may have some specific details.

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