Guide Services


imagesHanover Outdoors offers guiding for both wade and drift boat anglers. Our head guide, Rick Hamel, is ORVIS endorsed and is a licensed guide in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.  Ron Rhodes, a patagonia pro guide, is also a licensed guide in New Hampshire and does wading trips in Vermont.  In addition, we have enlisted the services of the best independent guides in our region, affording expertise on hundreds of miles of Northern Vermont and New Hampshire rivers.

Guided Trips – Wading

We offer guided wade trips on all local rivers including: the White River, Ottauquechee and small brooks in Vermont; the Sugar and Mascoma rivers in New Hampshire. Depending upon current conditions, we can select the optimum opportunity to fit your schedule. Our rates: $260 full day ($50 each additional angler, 3 maximum per guide). $180 half day ($45 each additional angler, 3 maximum per guide). Equipment and lunch are provided. Inquire for group rates. Best times to fish are mid-May to mid-July and late September to early October.

Guided Trips – Drift boat

We can arrange drift boat trips on one of the premier fisheries in NH and VT, the Connecticut river. The Upper Connecticut near Colebrook, NH (2 hours north of Hanover) is one of the finest trout fisheries in the Northeast. Best fished from a drift boat, the Upper Connecticut offers guaranteed opportunities to cast to rising rainbow and brown trout all summer long. Let us arrange a trip for you with one of the three most experienced guides drifting the Upper Connecticut. Best times are June to mid-July.

If you haven’t experienced smallmouth bass on a fly rod, then a drift trip down the Connecticut river near Hanover is a must. We measure smallmouths in pounds not inches and the river is an under-exploited resource (you may not see another angler all day). Spend an afternoon drifting the Connecticut in the Upper Valley, battling smallmouth bass and an occasional lunker rainbow. Best times are July and early August. Our Rates: $375 per day (one or two anglers). Equipment and lunch provided. (We do require a deposit to confirm dates) .

Personalized Fly Fishing Instruction

We can provide personalized fly fishing and fly casting instruction. $60 per hour (2 hour minimum). This is not a guide service.


Hanover Outdoors provides rental packages that include complete outfits or individual components. Our single day complete package includes a one day license in NH or VT, $59.95. Call for additional details on components or longer term rentals.