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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brook trout, lake trout, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, landlocked salmon and chain pickerel at Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire.

Lake Sunapee, NH

Picturesque Lake Sunapee is a 4,100-acre lake in the central part of the state, at the town of Sunapee. Over 30 miles of shoreline are available for fishing enthusiasts to explore. Public access to the shoreline for fishing from the bank, swimming and portage of kayaks and canoes is limited to just a few areas.

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Lake Sunapee, located in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, is a renowned destination for fishing enthusiasts. This beautiful glacial lake spans over 4,100 acres and offers excellent fishing opportunities. Lake Sunapee is known for its diverse fish population, making it a prime spot for anglers. Popular fish species found in the lake include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, lake trout (togue), landlocked salmon, pickerel, and yellow perch. The lake's clear waters, rocky points, and underwater structures provide ideal habitats for these prized fish.

With its exceptional fishing prospects, boating opportunities, and nearby camping facilities, Lake Sunapee offers a complete outdoor experience in New Hampshire. Whether casting a line, exploring the lake by boat, or spending nights under the stars at a nearby campground, Lake Sunapee promises a memorable and enjoyable experience amidst the scenic landscapes of the state.

The Lake Sunapee Public Boat Launch, Sargent's Marina and Bob's Beacon Marina are options for launching pontoons, pleasure boats and all types of fishing boats. Excellent fishing attracts anglers that enjoy catching bass, trout, sunfish, perch, salmon and pickerel. Big bass, trout and salmon are the primary targets for serious fishing enthusiasts. The shoreline is dominated by private boat docks with rocky banks scattered in between. There are islands, creek channels, ledges and gravel beds all around the lake providing ideal habitat for the fishery. Sunapee Lake is also a very popular ice fishing destination in winter.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Sunapee

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Rainbow trout Brook trout Lake trout Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Atlantic salmon Chain pickerel

Lake Sunapee Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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In addition to fishing, Lake Sunapee is a paradise for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can explore the expansive lake, taking in the breathtaking views and serene atmosphere. The lake offers opportunities for motor boating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Whether it's a leisurely cruise or an exciting water sports adventure, Lake Sunapee provides a perfect setting for boating enjoyment.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Goodhue Boat Company
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
603 763-5036

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Sunapee Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Lake Ave, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.


Bob's Beacon Marina
1016 Route 103
Newbury, NH 03255
603 763-2920

Click here for a New Hampshire Fishing License.

Camping options are available near Lake Sunapee, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully embrace the natural beauty of the area. Nearby campgrounds offer amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Lake Sunapee allows visitors to wake up to stunning lake views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Mt Sunapee State Park Campground - 603 763-5561

Lake Sunapee NH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Sunapee
Mt Sunapee State Park
86 Beach Access Rd
Newbury, NH 03255
603 763-5561


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