Southwest of Exeter, the Exeter River provides good trout fly fishing opportunties. The best section of the Exeter River is from SR121A down to the confluence with the Squamscott River, which is just south of the town of Exeter. It is known for its rainbow trout, brook trout, and brown trout.
This river is managed by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department for trout fishing. There is no closed season.
Overall, Exeter River is the 5th most popular fly fishing river of all 19 fly fishing spots in New Hampshire.