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Nashua River

Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

Nashua River midpoint in Groton, Massachusetts.

Nashua River ends in Nashua, New Hampshire.

98 feet (30 meters)

42.81 miles long (68.90 kilometers)

1083991.20 miles (1744515.28 sq kilometers)

About The Nashua River

About Nashua River, NH

The Nashua River, a water body found in New Hampshire, stretches to a length of about 37.5 miles. The waterway begins in the eastern region of Worcester County then flows through the northeastern region of Groton, eventually running to the Merrimack River. A significant portion of the river can be found in Hillsborough County.

Known for being a tributary of the Merrimack River, the Nashua River is quite known for its history, having been industrialized heavily during the early establishment of the United States of America. While the industrialization helped early settlements in the country in a lot of ways, it did not help the river itself as it has been dealing with pollution as early as the 18th century. The pollution was mainly caused by paper and dye companies whose byproducts end up in the river. A campaign to restore the river to its former glory led by Marion Stoddard occurred around the 1960s. Such a campaign eventually led to non-profit organizations such as the National Rural Water Association (which is also known as the NRWA) to continuously care for the river and protect its water quality and the fish species living within it.

Nashua River Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Nashua River, NH

Due to non-profit organizations like the NRWA, the Nashua River has slowly been returning to its former glory and has become a safe and healthy place for many different marine species to thrive and settle in. Some populations of fish species that can be found in the water body, which may also be caught through recreational fishing, are sunfish, bluegill, chain pickerel, and the bass which just happens to be the most abundant amongst all the other marine species in the area. This is the reason why bass fishing is most popularly done in the Nashua River. Aside from bass fishing, ice fishing is also very popular.

It is also worth noting that the Pepperell Pond which can be found at the mainstem Nashua River’s impoundment right above the dam, is one of the best places in the river if not the best to catch different kinds of bass from smallmouth to largemouth bass.

Furthermore, it is also great for anglers to know that fishing techniques such as jig, bottom, and drift fishing will work great when catching the fish species in these areas.

Nashua River Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

Recreational fishing in the Nashua River water body is best done from the seasons of spring until summer, more specifically throughout the months of May until October. This is because, during these months, all factors that are needed for experiencing a great fishing activity are at their absolute best. The weather is at the most ideal state, along with the water flow of the river. And in addition to that, the fish population is also at its peak.

Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

Recreational fishing in the Nashua River water body is best done from the seasons of spring until summer, more specifically throughout the months of May until October. This is because, during these months, all factors that are needed for experiencing a great fishing activity are at their absolute best. The weather is at the most ideal state, along with the water flow of the river. And in addition to that, the fish population is also at its peak.

Nashua River Fish Species

All About Fishing in Nashua River, NH

Due to non-profit organizations like the NRWA, the Nashua River has slowly been returning to its former glory and has become a safe and healthy place for many different marine species to thrive and settle in. Some populations of fish species that can be found in the water body, which may also be caught through recreational fishing, are sunfish, bluegill, chain pickerel, and the bass which just happens to be the most abundant amongst all the other marine species in the area. This is the reason why bass fishing is most popularly done in the Nashua River. Aside from bass fishing, ice fishing is also very popular.

It is also worth noting that the Pepperell Pond which can be found at the mainstem Nashua River’s impoundment right above the dam, is one of the best places in the river if not the best to catch different kinds of bass from smallmouth to largemouth bass.

Furthermore, it is also great for anglers to know that fishing techniques such as jig, bottom, and drift fishing will work great when catching the fish species in these areas.

Chain Pickerel

Habitat: Lake, River, Pond, Bogs, Swamps

Weight: 3 - 5 Pounds

Length: 14" - 39"

Green Sunfish

Habitat: Lake, River, Backwater, Gravel Bottom

Weight: 1 - 2 Pounds

Length: 3" - 12"

Largemouth Bass

Habitat: Lake, Pond, Rivers

Weight: 2 - 22 Pounds

Length: 15" - 32"

Bluegill

Habitat: Lake, Pond, River

Weight: 1 - 2 Pounds

Length: 6" - 16"