The lower Androscoggin River flows through a series of dams in the picturesque towns of Gorham and Shelburne, New Hampshire. The river here was once renowned for its trophy-sized brown trout; though that fishery has diminished in the last fifteen years. In place of the brown trout, wild rainbow trout have emerged as the dominant fish in the system. Rainbows average 8-14 inches, but larger specimens are not uncommon, and sometimes a giant brown trout will show itself. The lower Andro offers good access for wade trips, and the stretch through Shelburne is a beautiful float trip destination. Water temps get very warm in the summer, so the best fishing is in the Spring and Fall. There is no closed season on the lower Andro, so fishing opportunities can present themselves early and late in the season if there is fair weather. Located 30 minutes from North Conway, this is a great destination for people looking to do a fly fishing day-trip while staying in the North Conway/White Mountains area of New Hampshire. Full and half-day wade and float trips available.