Monday, December 2, 2019


The title pretty much sums it up!  This was a record setting year for Fish Story Guide Service!  I guided more trips than I ever have and had a blast doing it.  The Pittsburg season was unbelievable in a variety of ways.  We found numbers of fish, large fish and had just about perfect fishing conditions all season long.   The fall salmon trips were the most productive that I have ever seen and most fish were in the 16-21" range.  Double digit fish days happened quite a few times in the last few weeks of the season.

Please consider buying a gift certificate for a 2020 trip as a holiday gift!  I am already filling my books for my spring "Lake Run" trips as well as Pittsburg trips.  Prime dates go the quickest, so please start planning now if you want a shot at the best days on the water!  

I will also be selling specialty flies in 2020 as well!  Most of my "Guide Patterns" will be available for purchase.  If you want a batch of some of my most productive flies that I use, please feel free to send me an email or give me a buzz on the phone for the details on pricing!  

The "Fly Fish NH" show will be held on February 22nd, at the Best Western Executive Court in Manchester.  I will once again have a booth set up.  I will be booking trips at a special "Show Rate" as well as selling more of my "Guide Patterns." If you are around and able to stop by, it would be great to see everyone!  

I am also doing a presentation on "Fly Fishing Pittsburg NH" at the Great Bay Trout Unlimited monthly meeting on Monday March 2nd 2020.  I like to do very laid back, conversation style presentations, with videos and pictures mixed in.  I love to tell fish stories and share information that might help others become more successful in their fly fishing adventures!  Again, I will have some more of my "Guide Patterns" available for purchase.

For my most recent updates, please visit my Facebook Page by clicking on the tab above.  I add many pictures as well as fishing reports frequently throughout the season on that page.  

Lastly, I really would like to thank all of my guests for supporting a small business like mine.  Without people like you, small businesses would not succeed for long and this was our 12th great season.  Guiding in New Hampshire is something that I take a lot of pride in being able to do.  We have such a wonderful variety of fishing opportunities available and it is exciting to be able to share it with so many people each year.  

Thank you as always!
-Patrick Ard

PHONE: 603-770-5876