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Lake Massabesic

Lake Massabesic as well as the ponds that make up the watershed area, offer many and varied fishing opportunities. Anglers can find both largemouth and smallmouth bass, white perch, yellow perch, pickerel and horned pout. the lake is also periodically stocked with trout by the N.H. Department of Fish and Game.

There are three boat launches on the front pond. The launch at Deerneck Bridge is for cartop boats only (No Trailers). The watershed map illustrates where they are located as well as the area's of the lake and watershed that are restricted to the public.  To protect our watershed Rules are posted at several locations on the watershed. 

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