Rivers & Resources
This page will give you an idea of the waters we fish and guide
and provides additional resources for you to research and explore.
It is always a good idea to check the river flows before driving
to fish them. Feel free to drop an email to ask a question. Whether
you hire us or not, we will try to help you.
NH Safe Wading Flow Levels
Click on the Station Number to get a graph for the selected river
for the last eight days. This can be used to see the river flow
trend. By changing the number of days, longer time intervals can
be reviewed. This can be used to determine how rain affects flows;
how fast the river rises and how long it takes to return to normal.
The "High" number is when wading is extremely difficult
with few if any places to wade safely. The "Low" number
is a safe wading flow.
Flows can change rapidly on any river from dam releases or rain.
New Hampshire rivers are difficult to wade. We never wade without
a wading stick. These numbers are based on what we feel comfortable
with and can vary depending on the experience level and physical
ability of an angler. We are on the water almost daily during the
season and know the river structure and obstacles and where to wade
safely. Be cautious - be safe- and have fun!
Check the USGS
gages on each river to learn flow level in Cubic feet per second
(CFS) and river height.
Andoscoggin River: Errol and Shelburne High 2,000 CFS Good under
CT River :
below Indian Stream High 600 good under 300
North Stratford High 2,000 good 1,000
North Woodstock High 800 good 400
Plymouth High 1,800 Good under 1,000
Franklin 1,800 good under 1,000
Saco River: North Conway High 1,000 good under 600
Contoocook River: West Henniker H 800 Good under 500
Sugar River: Newport High 600 Good under 300
Piscataquog River: New Boston High 350 good 200
I post my fishing reports and you can view them for current conditions
and from the last 10 years. This will give you pictures and information
about many of the rivers in New England and how they fish throughout
the season. My
blog is has reports and pictures
YouTube channel fishing videos
My fishing report
trips throughout the USA
We highly recommend some of the best fly shops in New England which
specialize in friendly, personal service and local knowledge:
is in the western suburbs of Boston in Concord, MA. They
are truly a full service fly shop that is well-stocked with fly
fishing gear and tying materials. Owner Andy Bonzagni is
friendly, knowledgeable and will go out of his way to point you
in the right direction. And you can't go wrong with their
trips to the best fly fishing destinations in the world.
Morse Sporting Goods
is located in Hillsborough, NH, just a cast away from the beautiful
Contoocook River. Jim and Walter Morse and their staff provide
friendly service and expert local advice. They are a full-service
outdoor store, with hunting, archery and fishing getting equal
billing, depending on the season. Whether you need a license
and a few local-favorite flies, or a complete fly fishing outfit,
you will not find friendlier more helpful service anywhere. Say
hi to owner Jim Morse for us.
Stone River Outfitters
in Amherst, NH is an easy ten-minute detour off route 3 on your
way from Greater Boston to points north in NH and VT. Well-stocked
with quality gear, it also a good place to get some fly tying
tips. Say hi to Dan and Nate for us.
Mountain High Fly Shop
When you're in Lincoln stop by the Mountain High Fly
Shop, a fully stocked shop with information, flies and gear to
make your fly fishing trip a success.
LL Cotes and Percy's
Flies in Errol, NH, our "home away from home," are
must-visit stops in the North Country. More than once they
have come through with fly fishing gear, gadgets and flies that
replenish our supplies when the hatch is on. Stop in to
see the white moose, even if you don't need any flies! Give our
best to Aaron and Bob.