Northwest of Concord between Claremont and Newport, the Sugar River is known for brook trout and rainbow trout. The Sugar River runs 27 miles from the headwaters down to the Connecticut River confluence. The Sugar River is stocked with rainbow trout and brown trout by the state.
Fly fishing on the Sugar River is easily accessed via the Sugar River Trail from Kelly Bridge to Oak Street Bridge. One of the most popular spots is the Oak Street Bridge. Eastern Terminus parking for the Sugar River Trail is located next to the Newport Recreation Department. From the center of Newport, head 0.25 miles north on SR10 and turn left onto Belknap Avenue. Parking is located 0.1 miles from this turn. Western Terminus parking is located east of Claremont on SR11/103.
Overall, Sugar River is the 13th most popular fly fishing river of all 19 fly fishing spots in New Hampshire.