Fish Season

Celebrate the 2018 Fish Season!
April 30th – June 16th

What is Fish Season?

Fish season at the Amoskeag Fishways occurs in the spring when the fish ladder is operating. Migratory river herring, American shad, and sea lamprey traverse the ladder’s 54 steps to bypass the Amoskeag Hydroelectric Dam. These species of fish are called “anadromous,” which means they are born in fresh water, live in the ocean as adults, and return to fresh water to spawn (reproduce).

People visit the Amoskeag Fishways during this time of year either as walk-in visitors or participants in a guided fish ladder tour. In addition to seeing fish in our underwater viewing windows, visitors of all ages will enjoy hands-on learning in our impressive exhibit hall. Tours are great for school groups! Guided tours are available for groups of 10 to 30 people per tour. Larger groups can be accommodated through multiple tours. There is a suggested donation of $20 per tour. Pre-registration is required. Call 626-FISH today.