Elkins Fish and Game Club
Established in 1894, Elkins Fish and Game is New Hampshire’s oldest, continuously operating fish and game club. If you’re looking to get into fishing, or expand your skills, they offer several classes taught by expert NH Fish and Game instructors. They also host many activities each year from fishing derbies to wildlife exhibits to their Cardboard Boat Regatta.
New Hampshire Fish and Game
Both annual and temporary (one, three and seven-day) licenses are available through NH Fish and Game. Visit their website for additional license information and other local NH fishing resources.
Public Boat Launches
Check out our Public Boat Launch page to see where the best lake access points are.
Bait and Tackle Shops
The Tackle Shack
894, NH Rte 103
43 Satterlee Rd.
Fish Species by Lake*
Lake Sunapee - New London, Newbury, Sunapee
Salmon, Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, Rock Bass, Burbot (Cusk)
Little Lake Sunapee - New London
Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout (Bullhead)
Kezar Lake - Sutton
Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout (Bullhead), Black Crappie
Highland Lake - Andover
Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout (Bullhead), Black Crappie
Pleasant Lake - New London
Brook Trout, Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout (Bullhead), Rock Bass
Annual Fishing Events
Fishing Down Under
Location: Kezar Lake
Hosted by Elkins Fish and Game Club, this annual ice fishing event is held each January as a fundraiser to support local area families in financial difficulty. Winners are announced in both the adult and kids’ divisions. Visit Elkins Fish and Game Club for update event details.
Rock Bass Fishing Derby
Location: Lake Sunapee
Generally held in early August, the derby is free and open to all. Fish anywhere in Lake Sunapee and weigh in at Sunapee Harbor. For event updates, contact Sunapee Recreation Department at 603-748-1070.
*Source: New Hampshire Fish and Game, data pulled June 2020.