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NH Drift Fishing

Drift Boat Trout Fishing in the Androscoggin and Connecticut River

Looking for an exciting north country fishing experience? Consider Drift Fishing with an experience NH Guide. New Hampshire offers some exceptional fishing opportunities. NH rivers like the Androscoggin River in the Berlin – Errol region harbors trout, salmon and other fish species. The Fly Fishing and Drift Fishing action can be sensational.  Ask us about NH Fishing or share comments. To feature your guide service, contact us.

New Hampshire Drift Fishing & Guides

Drift Fishing in NHHave your tried the latest method of fishing? Drift Fishing is catching on here in the northeast. New Hampshire’s Androscoggin River and Connecticut River both now feature Drift Fishing Boat Launch areas and several local NH Guides are offering Drift Fishing Adventures.

What is Drift Fishing?

brook-trout-lrgDrift fishing is exactly what the name implies. Fishing (with a fly rod, live bait or spin rod and reel) from a Drift Boat. Drift Boats are fast becoming popular – because they offer an excellent way to get out to where the fish are. Any fly fisherman who has ever slipped on rock will agree – Drift Boat Fishing is easier, safer and more productive.

fall-foliage-ed-androDrift fishing involves dropping your Drift boat in the river and drifting down stream powered only by a set of oars. This is quiet and clean. Completely Green. No polluting motor – in fact, no motor of any kind.

NH Fishing GUide servicesThe Drift Boat we fished on was made by a company called Clacka-Craft. The Drift Boat manufacturers slogan is “Fear No Rock”. The boat is rugged – more than an inch thick of solid fiberglass. That fact made me feel a bit easier as we hit the rapids.

The boat can float in just a few inches of water and maneuvers quite well. It has a mid-boat, bottom mounted anchor that can be dropped to help hold you in place on the river as you fish the pools and rapids.

Rainbow Trout – Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon

Browns, rainbows, brookies (also called square tails) and landlocked salmon are the primary fish of prey. The Connecticut River and Androscoggin are known to harbor these species and more. On our Androscoggin drift boat fishing trip we caught native and stocked Rainbow trout, brook trout, a sucker, a dice. The majority of the fish caught were Rainbow trout. The fast-flowing water is clean and well oxygenated and the trout can be seen chasing your fly or lure.

Drift Fishing Vacations

Planning a Drift Fishing Vacation is easy. The tours begin in northern New Hampshire and take place in either the Connecticut or Androscoggin River. Decide which river to fish after talking with your Fishing Guide.

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1 comment to Drift Fishing

  • Jim Rainville

    I have drift fished the North Country of NH with Jason Busfield of Deadwater Advertures in the past and have had a great time and caught a lot of quality trout. Jason is a very good guide and knows how to put his customers on quality fish. I would highly recommend Jason to anyone who wants to try this very exciting method of fishing. It makes for a great day !

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