For the past week or so, there has been a noticeable nighttime chill in the air. The autumn chill quickly cools our river waters and that means fall fly fishing is underway! The cool water makes the fish active and they reclaim the shallows, seeking insects and small baitfish. Here in Gorham, New Hampshire, the Androscoggin River, located in back of the Royalty Inn, has a “no closed season ” status. So our autumn fishing runs right into the early winter and never really ends. In fact, the fishing just behind the hotel has been excellent for rainbow trout in September and October.
The best way to learn the Adroscoggin River quickly and to obtain the best results is by hiring a guide. We recommend Nate Hill of Hill Country Guides. He is the only guide who I know of in the area who offers a unique float & wade guide service. If you’ve never floated a big river, you don’t know what you’ve been missing! How many times have you thought “If only I could get to that deep pocket in the middle of the river?” Well, now you can! Trips are guided out of a three-person drift raft. This unique watercraft allows Nate to put in and take out of the river at locations where other guides are unable to launch their boats. Striking scenery, wild trout, peaceful isolation and perfect casting positioning are the benefits of this trip.
Nate tells me that October fly fishing has been excellent! He likes the lower section of the Androscoggin and has caught many large brown trout in that section of river. He also likes to fish the section that ultimately runs behind the Royalty Inn in pursuit of rainbow trout and landlocked salmon. Fishing is catch and release by artificial fly and lures only. Nate is strictly a fly-fishing guide and can be reached at (603) 835-3358 or by clicking here. Fall fly fishing is just beginning; don’t let the season pass you by. Make your plans now with Nate to enjoy this wonderful adventure. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!
Conrad Klefos, General Manager