Baitfish and Dealers in NH

Information on Baitfish Laws and List of Licensed Bait Dealers in NH

Important Rules: 

Importing and Releasing Wildlife (RSA 207:14)

No person shall import, possess, sell, exhibit, or release any live marine species or wildlife, or the eggs or progeny thereof, without first obtaining a permit from the NH Fish and Game Department's Executive Director.


Importation of Finfish for Bait (Fis 502.07)

Licensed bait dealers shall obtain a permit from the NH Fish and Game Department (Fis 1104.07) before importing any shipment or lot of baitfish from hatchery sources or wild stock.


Only certain species shall be possessed and used as live bait when fishing any freshwaters in the state. See NH Freshwater Fishing Digest for full List

Baitfish Dealers

NOTE: This list updated at the beginning of each month. If you have questions about this list, please contact the Licensing Division at or by phone at (603) 271-3421.The information presented here is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is always a good idea to call ahead and make sure a place is open.

Bait Dealers will only appear on this listing if you have your Bait Dealer’s license for the current year and you answered "yes" to the question, "Would you like us to put this information on our website."

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