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Taking Kids Fishing In New Hampshire

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Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in NH.

By AA-Fishing Staff Writers

Kids fishing

New Hampshire offers a wonderful opportunity for kids to experience the joy of fishing. With its diverse fish species and accessible fishing locations, the state provides a fantastic environment for young anglers to learn and have fun. Various fish species make for exciting targets when introducing kids to fishing. The purpose of this page is to share the basics about taking kids fishing, urban fishing locations and tips to make it fun by keeping it simple.

Kids Fishing Video

Species like sunfish, bluegill, perch, and stocked trout are commonly found in many of New Hampshire's lakes, ponds, and rivers. These fish are known for their willingness to bite and provide young anglers with plenty of action.

When it comes to urban fishing locations in New Hampshire, several options are available that offer convenience and accessibility for families. One such location is Beaver Brook in Manchester. This small pond is stocked with trout and provides a safe and easily accessible fishing spot for kids. Additionally, Bellamy Reservoir in Dover is another urban fishing spot that offers opportunities for kids to catch bass, panfish, and even the occasional trout.

Another popular destination for kids' fishing in an urban setting is Massabesic Lake in Auburn. This expansive lake provides opportunities for young anglers to catch a variety of species, including bass, panfish, and even landlocked salmon. Massabesic Lake features fishing piers and shore access points, making it a great spot for families to spend quality time outdoors while engaging in the joys of fishing.

It is important to note that fishing regulations and licensing requirements still apply to kids' fishing activities, so it is essential to check and follow the local fishing regulations. Additionally, teaching children about proper fish handling, catch-and-release practices, and respecting the environment ensures a positive and sustainable fishing experience for future generations.

Overall, New Hampshire's fishing opportunities for kids, especially in urban settings, provide a fantastic way to introduce them to the joys of fishing. With a variety of fish species and accessible fishing locations, families can create lasting memories and foster a love for the outdoors in their young anglers.

Fishing and the great outdoors offers kids an alternative to many influences they encounter in their busy lives today. A single fishing trip could be the turning point in a young life, and we encourage you to invest the time in New Hampshire kids. The rewards are endless and it takes so little effort.

Fishing Boats For Rent In New Hampshire

Places in New Hampshire to take kids fishing

Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in the Granite State.

- Merrimack River
- Turtletown Pond

- Livingston Park
- Merrimack River
- Piscataquog River Park
- Precourt Park
- Stevens Pond Park

- Comerford Lake

- Massabesic Lake

Silver Lake
- Silver Lake

Top 3 tips for taking kids fishing in NH

1. Make sure that the goal is to have fun. Catching fish is a bonus.

2. Keep it simple. Simple tackle, techniques and locations.

3. Keep the focus on the kids. Be a hero by helping them enjoy the day.

Click here for additional tips to create a successful day of fishing for kids.

New Hampshire Kids Fishing Photos

5 Pound New Hampshire Bass Caught By Dominic

Dominic Coleman shows off a nice five lb bass he caught all by himself. Not too bad for a four-year old!

Nice job Dominic!

Ponds are a great place to take kids fishing

Kids, fishing and smiles naturally go together. Take a kid fishing and you just might change the course of their life. Then take pictures and send us one of them holding their prized catch. We will happily post it here.


Kids fishing locations and information, by state.

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