We're here to help! We offer a full-service Orvis Fly Shop, complete with fly suggestions, rental fly-fishing gear and knowledgeable Orvis-Endorsed fly-fishing guides to show you the river and teach you how to fish it successfully.
Our fishing season stretches from early May and stays consistently good until the season ends October 15. Our good, consistent fishing is thanks in part to two tailwater dams which keep the river flowing cold all summer long. Diversity is another great asset!
Do you like to float the river? The Connecticut River and the Androscoggin offer great fly fishing and we offer driftboat guide services on both rivers.
We can outfit your entire northern New England trout fishing vacation! Check out our cozy cabin accommodations; we have a cabin for every angler's taste and budget. We have been in operation since 1929.
We are open for outdoor adventure year-round; however, our fishing season is best from the beginning of May to the season's end, October 15.
At the northern tip of New Hampshire you'll find the headwaters of the mighty Connecticut River. Starting as a trickle near the Canadian border in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, the Upper Connecticut River forms a chain of lakesthe Connecticut Lakesbefore making its 400-mile journey to Old Saybrook, Connecticut. The Connecticut Lakes are deep, coldwater lakes, home to lake trout and landlocked salmon.
The Upper Connecticut River itself holds native brook trout, rainbow trout, and large brown trout. Landlocked salmon make their way into the river during spring spawning runs of baitfish and during their fall spawn. The river has fly-fishing only regulations on 5 miles of river. Most of the river is open to lure and bait as well. Two tail-water dams provide cold river water for miles downstream making summer fishing on the Upper Connecticut River excellent.
Remote ponds with good brook trout populationssome with fly-fishing only regulationsdot the wilderness and are accessible by car using well-maintained logging roads. Diversity and abundance of quality fishing water make Pittsburg and the Connecticut Lakes Region a favorite fishing destination.