Lower Androscoggin River Fly Fishing

The 11th most popular fly fishing river in New Hampshire.

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North of Conway and east of Gorham, the Androscoggin River offers fly fisherman scenic wading and drift boating while chasing trout. The Androscoggin River 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 so make sure to check with the NH Fish and Game department for current regulations.

The scenic lower section of the Androscoggin River near Gorham and Shelburne has been protected as a catch-and-release zone. It can be fished from drift boat or wading year-round, but is best May through November.

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

Overall, Lower Androscoggin River is the 11th most popular fly fishing river of all 19 fly fishing spots in New Hampshire.

Androscoggin River (NH/US)

Androscoggin River (NH/US)

Androscoggin River (NH/US)

Androscoggin River (NH/US)


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; Dans Fly Shop (603) 466-2656.

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

Best Season:  May - Nov.

Breakfast Restaurant:  Welshs Restaurant, Gorham

GPS:  44.403871, -71.110039

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  8/13/2016

ID:  19914


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