The Isles of Shoals were once known for the tremendous schools of fish, especially cod, that drew many sailors to the region and supported Gosport Village. While the fish stocks are not what they used to be, fishing on Star Island is still an option. Bring your own saltwater fishing gear, or visit the Marine Lab during open hours for spare rods and tackle. We encourage guests to fish off the pier when boat traffic allows.
The State of New Hampshire requires anglers to have a saltwater fishing license, which can be purchased online. Click here for more information.
Fish commonly caught in Gosport Harbor include bluefish, mackerel, flounder, and cod. Guests are encouraged to catch and release, or provide a fish or two to the Marine Lab for others to view.