Photos & blog by: Haley Dumont, Woodstock Inn Brewery
The White Mountain National Forest draws nearly 6 million visitors every year and encompasses approximately 800,000 acres. This provides ample space and opportunity for outdoor recreation. In this blog we will focus on freshwater fishing for Eastern brook trout.
Woodstock Inn Brewery is conveniently located across the street from the Pemigewasset River. The “Pemi,” as it is affectionately referred to by locals, is stocked with trout periodically throughout the summer by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Start your fishing adventure at Cascade Park and work your way down stream. You can keep up with the latest stocking report here.
If you’re looking for a pond with dramatic views, take Route 112 West to Beaver Pond near the Appalachian Trail or try out Mirror Lake, which is located 10 minutes south of the Brewery on Route 3.
Ever considered hiking to a remote backcountry pond to fish? Greeley Ponds can be accessed by the Greeley Ponds trail off Route 112 East (The Kancamagus), approximately 15 minutes from Woodstock. The hike to the pond is an easy 1.5 miles one way and brings you to a pristine fishing pond. These waterbodies are also stocked with Eastern brook trout by NH Fish and Game.
New to fishing? You can purchase a New Hampshire fishing license online or in person at the closest local agent, Wayne’s Market, a 5-minute walk from the Brewery.
Need some fishing gear? Wayne’s Market and Fadden’s General Store have basic supplies and are both located within walking distance from the Brewery. A short drive into Lincoln will bring you to Mountain High Fly, which offers fly fishing lessons and specialty supplies.
Have questions or comments? E-mail or come visit me at the front desk!
Haley is a rockstar employee at the Woodstock Inn Brewery, working the front desk, the restaurant and more. She hikes in her free time and is an expert. Reach out if you have questions about fishing, trails or hiking in the White Mountains.