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10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in New Hampshire

By Kimberly Ripley

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in New Hampshire

Whether you’re headed to Rye or Hampton to fish in the ocean or up to the mountains to fish in one of countless lakes and streams that draw an abundance of fishermen and women on a regular basis, you’ll need to stock up on fishing gear and bait. The following New Hampshire stores carry both, so check one out when you’re lured by the lapping waves.

1. North Country Angler, North Country, NH

Pick up Aspen reels, Simms Waders, and choose from more than 700 fly patterns at North Country Angler. Check out their in-season stream reports and ask any questions you may have. All their staff members are avid anglers.

2. New England Marine and Industrial, Portsmouth, NH

Not your typical fishing or tackle shop by any means, you’ll find supplies for the saltwater and commercial fisherman at New England Marine and Industrial. Stock up on Novatec parts for hauling in shrimp or herring, as well as ACCO chains and hoists for use on a commercial boat.

3. Pinnacle Sports, Newport, NH

Selling fishing reels by Penn and both rods and reels by Quantum, Pinnacle Sports provides the equipment and the expertise you need to fish in New Hampshire. Check out their line of G. Loomis fly fishing gear, too.

4. Hole in the Wall, Wolfeboro, NH

In addition to a wide range of bait available at Hole in the Wall, they also carry fishing electronics by Aqua-Vu. Check out the trolling systems and downriggers by Big Jon. If you need a boat for fishing, Hole in the Wall will either rent or sell you one.

5. Morse Sporting Goods, Hillsboro, NH

You’ll be impressed by the fishing department at Morse Sporting Goods. Selling fishing gear by Shimano, they also carry ice fishing equipment and shelters by Shappell.

6. Mountain High Fly, Lincoln, NH

If you’ve imagined visiting an entire store dedicated solely to fly fishing, imagine no more. Your dream has come true at Mountain High Fly. There you’ll find rods by Redington and Sage  as well as reels by Ross and Redington. You’ll also discover more flies than you’ve likely ever seen in your life.

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7. The Tackle Shack, Newbury, NH

If ice or fly fishing is your passion, you’ll love the Tackle Shack. They’re stocked up on the needed equipment to saw through the ice and wait for that tug on your line. Check out their augers by Nils and Ion. Check out their more than 600 flies, too!

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8. Granite State Rod & Reel Repair, Nashua, NH

Not only is Granite State Rod & Reel known for their repairs of fishing gear, they also sell some tried and true brands. Check out their rods and reels by Quantum and Zebco If you’re in the market for repairs, rest assured that in most cases your equipment will be returned to you in nearly new condition. 

9. The Ice Hole Bait and Tackle, Brookline, NH

The specialty at this bait and tackle shop is ice fishing. Ice Hole Bait and Tackle in Brookline, New Hampshire, is only open from December until around mid-March, depending on the weather. Here you’ll find Jiffy augers, Shappell and Eskimo shelters, jet sleds, live bait, and just about everything else you could possibly need for a successful ice fishing trip. 

10. Martel’s Bait & Sport Shop, Laconia, NH

Martel’s Bait & Sport Shop in Laconia, New Hampshire, is well loved by locals. Find everything you’ll need for not only fishing, but guns, ammo, archery, and more. 

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