The Upper Connecticut Region of New Hampshire is considered one of the prime fly fishing grounds of the Eastern United States. The headwaters of the mighty Connecticut River rise near the Canadian border. As the river begins its 440-mile route to the sea, it is collected in a series of impoundment lakes. The tail-water dams discharge the icy cold water into fast-running streams. They are the perfect environment for the Brook Trout, Rainbows, and Brown Trout, as well as Landlocked Salmon on their annual springtime and fall spawning run.
The sections of the Connecticut River below Second Connecticut Lake and First Connecticut Lake are reserved for fly fishing anglers only. There are shallow, rocky rapids, quiet backwater pools, and fast-running deep channels. On both banks the native vegetation gives rise to the amazing variety of insect life that provides the main source of food for the voracious fish: the caddisflies, the mayflies, the duns; these are species the anglers must know to duplicate with their offerings.
This results in a fly fishing paradise that results in some of the best fly fishing in New England.
The Fly Fishing Trophy Stretch
And the “Trophy Stretch” of our fast-running river is only one part of the fishing experience at Lopstick. All around us in this pristine section of New Hampshire is a series of crystal-clear lakes and ponds, most open to fishing of all kinds. Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout are all caught by both fly and casting anglers, from shore, from kayaks, canoes, and rowboats, and from motorboats. Additionally, Smallmouth Bass can be found in Back Lake.
Many of our guests come for fishing, in spring, summer, and fall. They enjoy our comfortable, fully equipped cabins, the convenience of our Orvis-endorsed outfitter, and the knowledge of our trusted fishing guides. They get to experience spending a few joyous days in the magnificent North Woods country, and all it has to offer.
We invite you to learn more about the Fly Fishing Experience at Lopstick, and to take advantage of one of our fishing packages.
Lopstick rents motorboats, rowboats, kayaks, tandem kayaks and canoes.
The motorboats are 14 foot 9.9 horsepower motorboats and they are located on Back Lake and First Connecticut Lake only. We offer half day and full day motorboat rentals. A half day am rental will begin at 8:00 am and end at noon, and pm rentals begin at 1:00 pm until sunset. A full day is from 8:00 am until sunset.
Please call to reserve a boat ahead of time if you are staying with us. Non guests can rent from us too but only on the day of the rental if one is still available.
You will need to have a valid drivers license but don’t need a boating license.
Paperwork will need to be filled out at the Lopstick office before you can rent the boat so allow time for that.
We require you to use a life vests and seat cushions for each person in the boat. We have them to use or you can bring your own. The boats can hold up to 500 pounds each.
Rental Pricing: The cost for a half day is $35.00 and a full day is $60.00 each.
Lopstick rents kayaks at $30.00, tandem kayaks at $30.00 and canoes at $30.00 for a full day.
We have row boats anyone can rent at $15.00 each at these ponds. East Inlet, Boundary Pond, Big Brook Bog, Round Pond, and Coon Brook Bog only.
While it costs nothing to call ahead and reserve a boat, we ask if you are cancelling a boat please call as soon as you can to make sure that it is available for others to reserve.