New Hampshire Fish Species

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Common Questions

What is the saltwater state fish of New Hampshire?

The official saltwater state fish of New Hampshire is the Striped Bass. It is a popular game fish found in the coastal waters of New Hampshire and is highly sought after by recreational anglers. Striped Bass can grow up to several feet in length and can weigh over 50 pounds. They are known for their strong fight and are a prized catch among anglers in the state.

What is the most common fish in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire has a diverse range of fish species in its freshwater and saltwater bodies, but the most common fish found in the coastal waters of the state, the most common fish species are Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Tuna.

What is the largest fish caught in New Hampshire?

The largest saltwater fish ever caught in New Hampshire is a 962-pound Bluefin Tuna. The tuna was caught by a commercial angler named Tim Adams off the coast of Portsmouth in 2013. While Bluefin Tuna can be caught by recreational anglers in New Hampshire, they are strictly regulated by the state's Fish and Game Department and there are strict size and bag limits in place.

A Central New Hampshire Guides Fishing Charter targets the top New Hampshire Fish species including Bluefish, Mackerel, Striped Bass, Pelagic Sharks , Bluefin Tuna, Cusk, Haddock, Southern Flounder. We primarily Fish the Hampton, Rye, Portsmouth, Isle of Shoals, Massachusetts, Plum Island, Merrimack River, Maine, Kittery, York and Cape Neddick .