Best Upper Androscoggin River Fly Fishing

The 9th most popular fly fishing river in New Hampshire.

  New Hampshire, US


  July 27, 2016

Southwest of Errol, the Androscoggin River is known as a western-like rambling river with deep pools and plenty of brown trout. The Andro is accessible from the Dummer-Cambridge town line to the Pontook Dam, and from Saw Mill Dam to the NH/ME border. Each section of the river has special rules, such as catch-and-release sections, so make sure to check with the NH Fish and Game department for current regulations. Keep an eye out for moose and bald eagles while fly fishing the Androscoggin River.

The upper section of the Androscoggin River in Errol is well-known for the Alder fly hatch in late June and early July. The water originates from the tailwaters of Lake Umbagog. The best time to fish is from mid-May to early July and then again in September/October. This is a large river, and many feel it is best fished from a drift boat. The open season is from January 1st to October 15th. There is a daily limit of 2 brook trout.

This river is managed by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department for trout fishing. There is no closed season.

Overall, Upper Androscoggin River is the 9th most popular fly fishing river of all 19 fly fishing spots in New Hampshire.

Local Contacts:  NH Fish And Game (603) 271-3421; NH Tourism (800 258-3608; New Hampshire River Guide Service (603) 889-5611 or (978) 884-7545; NH Guide Services (603) 455-7133.

Base Camp:  Errol Motel, Errol

Luxury Loding:  Great Northern Moose Lodge, Dummer

GPS:  44.74117, -71.180506

Date Published:  2/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/27/2016

ID:  19906

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