Protect Our Spawning Trout On the Upper Connecticut River!
There has been documented evidence that there is natural trout reproduction occurring from Murphy Dam south to Canaan Dam in West Stewartstown.
This section of the river produces many especially large brown and rainbow trout, and many of them are caught in the winter and spring months when they are most susceptible.
While some of these fish are caught and released, many are taken out of the river by anglers.
Our aim is to better protect our spawning trout in this stretch by adopting catch and release rules during the period where they are most susceptible.
From Murphy Dam in Pittsburg, N.H. to the Route 114 bridge in West Stewartstown, N.H.
Jan. 1 - May 31: Catch & Release only (single barbless hook, artificial lures only)
June 1 - Oct. 15: The daily limit for brook trout shall be 2 fish or 5 pounds of fish whichever limit shall first be reached.
All other rules remain the same.
Help us achieve our goal today!