Hiking & Tenkara Fishing in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

This past weekend, my wife completed a long-held goal: to climb all of New Hampshire’s 4,000 foot mountains. My fishing friend and I went with her, to celebrate and (importantly!) to deliver a secret small bottle of champagne when she reached the summit. She was delighted.

Once safely back at the bottom, we did a little tenkara fishing in one of the small rivers we passed on the way to the hike. In case anyone knows the mountain, we did skip fishing in one of the holding tanks at the NH Fish & Game hatchery along the access road. I swear we did.

It was a beautiful fall afternoon, and there was a caddis hatch coming off. And yet – no dice on the tenkara rod. It was too bad; it seemed like a perfect set up. We did only fish for 30 minutes max, but still — I thought¬†for sure we were going to get a small trout.

Anyone fished tenkara up in the Whites? I want to give it a more focused effort next year. Love the concept, and have enjoyed my foray into so far.

Here’s some photos from our day. Enjoy!

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A cloudy Unknown Lake — still unknown after we left.

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Champagne and a gold laurel crown? Because not even the Greeks climbed all 48.

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We could not keep up with this little guy.

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A highlight? How interactive the Canadian Jays — aka Camp Robbers — were.

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A golden forest and mountain stream.

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