Sanbornton, New Hampshire is a small town of less than 3,000. Hunkins Pond is a 16 acre lake nearby with fishing and boating opportunities for all. This is a great place to catch some big ones while staying at a Sanbornton bed and breakfast.
North Star Guide Service and Outfitters
91 March Rd.
Tilton, NH 03276
North Star offers guides services in the lake area near Sanbornton. The bigger lakes are great for landlocked salmon, lake trout and rainbow trout, while the smaller lakes such as Hunkins Pond would be prime territory for brown and rainbow trout. Experienced guides will take you on lake charters, fly fishing trips and float tube adventures. They even offer ice fishing in the winter time. They offer courses on fly fishing for beginners and those who are more experienced. Fishing trips may be canceled for weather conditions if necessary. Call ahead to schedule your next fishing trip near Hunkins Pond.
Tight Lines Fishing Services
18 Elkins Road
Elkins, NH 03233
Tight Lines Fishing Services is the place to go for your fishing equipment. If you're spending the day on Hunkins Pond, stop in at Tight Lines for fishing line, rods, reels, bait, waders and more. It has an inventory of over 20 Sage fly rods. The company is owned and operated by experienced fishermen who know the ins and outs of New Hampshire fishing. You can even hire one of them as a guide for your fishing trip. Give them a call from your Sanbornton inn.
AJ's Bait and Tackle
23 Main St.
Meredith, NH 03253
You can't go fishing at Hunkins Pond without stopping at AJ's. It's a superstore for anything that deals with fishing. AJ's has a huge inventory of common flies, sliding bait rigs and custom jigs made by AJ himself. He also deals in secondhand sales of boats and motors. You will find extensive knowledge of the area, including which bait is best to catch certain types of fish during the season. The shop opens at 7:00 a.m. through the week, and 6:00 a.m. on weekends. It's open seven days a week.
29 Walnut St.
Laconia, NH 03246
If you're visiting Sanbornton in the winter, you may want to consider ice fishing. This is a common practice for fishermen in the North, and Shanty Rents can accommodate you on your adventures. Whether you're fishing Hunkins Pond or another nearby lake, consider renting a shanty or bob house for the day. You can get insulated or non-insulated varieties, which Shanty Rents will deliver right to your favorite fishing spot. They have two and four man shanties available, as well as bait buckets, augers, rods, maps, sleds and more for rent. You can rent a shanty for $99 a day, as of the 2011 season. It has special combo rates which include a shanty and other equipment starting at $150 per person.