Near North Conway, the Saco River is lesser well-known but has good fly fishing opportunities. It is well-stocked, and known for brook trout and rainbow trout. The main fishing section is from Lucy Brook confluence heading downstream to the Artist Falls Brook confluence. Note: there is a daily limit of two brook trout. The best fishing is either early or late season since the river heats up.

There is no fishing permitted in the section from Crawford Notch State Park dam to upstream to where the river enters Willey Pond.

This river is managed by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department for trout fishing.


Local Contact(s):  NH Fish And Game (603) 271-3421; NH Tourism (800 258-3608; New Hampshire River Guide Service (603) 889-5611 or (978) 884-7545 .

Recommended Book:  "Flyfishing Northern New England" from Lou Zambello

Luxury Loding:  Cranmore Inn, North Conway

Breakfast Restaurant:  Metropolitan Coffeehouse, North Conway

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