Fishing is a popular recreational activity on the Lake. Classified as a cold and warm water fishery, Spofford is known for producing quality small- and largemouth bass, rainbow trout, and Northern pike.
- Bathymetry map of Spofford Lake: Click here for a lake depth/contour.
- Obtain a license: Annual fishing licenses are required for persons 16 years of age and older.
- Lead fishing tackle: Since 2016, the use of lead fishing tackle (one ounce or less) is prohibited.
- Questions?: Call NH Fish and Game in Keene (603) 352-9669.
- Obtain a license: NH requires all PWC (personal water craft) or boat operators who are 16 years old and operating a motorboat over 25 hp to pass a boater safety course and to carry a boater education card.
- Questions? : NH Marine Patrol in Keene (603) 293-2037.
A seasonal personal watercraft lift will qualify for PBN (permit by notification) only if it meets a number of requirements, for example:
- Installed immediately adjacent to a legally existing dock and in a manner that creates no adverse impact,
- Located a minimum of 20 feet from an abutting property line (or the imaginary extension of a property line over the water) and on a parcel of land that has at least 75 feet of shoreline frontage, and
- Removed during the non-boating season.
- Questions?: For complete information visit NH Department of Environmental Services, or call (603) 271-3503.
- The only public location from which kayaks may be launched is the boat ramp.
- For reasons of preventing invasive species and per Town regulations, kayaks may not be launched from either Ware’s Grove or North Shore beach.
Page updated September 23, 2021