Welcome to some of New England’s Best Fishing
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 release the icy cold water into fast-running streams. They are the perfect environment for Brook, Brown, Lake, & Rainbow Trout, as well as Landlocked Salmon to make their way into the river during spring to chase smelt and return in the fall to spawn on their annual spring and fall spawning run.
Sections of the Connecticut River below 1st Connecticut Lake and 2nd 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: Caddisflies, Mayflies, and the Duns. This results in a fly-fishing paradise that results in some of the best fly fishing in New England.
All around us in this pristine section of New Hampshire are lakes and ponds, most open to fishing of all kinds. Starting as a trickle near the Canadian border in Pittsburg, NH, the river forms a chain of the deep, cold-water Connecticut Lakes before flowing some 440 miles south to Long Island Sound. The river has two fly-fishing only sections equating to approximately 6 miles of river. Two tail-water dams provide cold, clean water for miles downstream making the summer fishing on the Connecticut River some of the best in the state. One of which is the “Trophy Stretch” of the Connecticut River begins a mile south of Lopstick. This is a tail-water release, fly fishing only stretch which is famous to anglers from all over. The river from Lake Francis is also tail-water release south through town is open to general regulations. This section will maintain cold temp for approximately 30 miles downstream.
Deposit Policy: full payment for the entire trip, including multiple days, up front of guide service is required at the time of the reservation.
Guide Service Type 1 Person 2 People
Full-Day Wade $350 $400
Half-Day Wade $200 $250
Full-Day Drift $450 $450 (Connecticut & Androscoggin)
Half-Day Drift $350 $350 (Connecticut River Only)
Pike Trips $450 $450
Casting Lesson $45 an hour for 1 or 2 people.
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Best Upland Bird Hunting in New England
Fall comes early in the Great North Woods, and that’s great news for our guests who like to don their orange vests and hats and head out into the woods in search of game. Our rugged, mountainous terrain provides an ideal habitat for bird species like grouse, woodcock, and pheasant. There are more than 200,000 acres here in Pittsburg which includes dense spruce forests that give way to areas of clearcut woods. With ample mountain streams, high mountain bogs, and the fertile river valleys are all accessible thanks to numerous logging roads. The State of New Hampshire generously allows recreational use of the land.
At Lopstick, we welcome our hunting guests, many of whom return year after year. Lopstick Outfitters offers experienced hunting guides with their trained bird dogs. They know the best fields and roads where the birds can be flushed out for excellent action. With our unbeatable terrain, comfortable accommodations, the Lopstick Hunting Experience is hard to beat anywhere in New England. Call us today at 603-538-6010 and begin planning your next hunting adventure in the Great North Woods.
Deposit Policy:full payment for the entire trip, including multiple days, up front of guide service is required at the time of the reservation.
Here are the rates:
Guide Service for 1 Person 2 Person
Full-Day Hunt $400 $450
What you will need:
- Shotgun, any gauge you are comfortable with
- Shots Sizes 8 or 7.5
- Choke tubes Skeet or IC
- Rain Gear
- Rubber Boots are a must
- Orange Hat and Vest
- Clothing for weather ranges of snow at 20 degrees to sun at 70 degrees
- Always let your guide know of any medical conditions