Lamprey River Brown Trout
Copyright 2016 James Marsh
Fly Fishing The Lamprey River New
The Lamprey River is one of New Hampshire's most
popular trout streams. That's because its located near a
heavily populated area and because it is heavily stocked
by the state with brown, rainbow and brook trout. It also
receives some Atlantic Salmon. The river starts in
Deerfield and flows into Great Bay. It passes through
heavily populated areas and farm land depending on
the location.

This is one of the most pressured trout streams in the
East but it usually remains good all season long thanks
to the numbers of trout that are stocked in the relatively
small stream. The upper reaches hold mostly rainbow
and brook trout as is usually the best area of the river to
fish. The lower section is larger pools but can still be
waded in most places. It can also be fished from a canoe
or small boat.

Access to is provided from Freeses Pond downstream to
Raymond by state roads #107 and #27. The most
popular places to fish the Lamprey River are located in
Raymond. Fly fishing the Lamprey River in its lower
section isn't productive for trout. The water is better
suited for warm water species.

There are some holdover trout in the upper section of
the stream but the great majority will be recently stocked
trout. They can be easily caught on most generic and
attractor fly patterns.

The upper section is easy to wade and since it is the
most popular area, it isn't unusual to see more than one
angler fishing in the same area of the stream.

The season is the standard New Hampshire trout
season that runs from January 1 to October 15.
Late Springtime is usually good, starting about the first
few days of May.
Summertime fishing is good until about the middle of July
when the water usually becomes low.
Fly fishing the Lamprey River can be okay in the early
Fall provided the water isn't too low.

Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies
Type of Stream

Rainbow Trout (Stocked)
Brook Trout (Stocked)
Brown Trout (Stocked)

Small - Medium

Southern New Hampshire

Nearest Towns

Jan 1 - Oct 15


Non-Resident License
State of New Hampshire

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Lamprey River New Hampshire
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