A perfect day for relaxing on the veranda. Aug 20, 2019
A perfect day for relaxing on the veranda.
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Tenkara Clinics & Rentals

Experience fly fishing in one of New Hampshire's most scenic and pristine fly fishing destinations. Try your hand at angling the Ammonoosuc River or any of a number of local rivers and streams, take a casting lesson, indulge in a four-hour guided river adventure or try your hand at Tenkara - the Japanese method of fly fishing.

New Hampshire fishing licenses are required for fishing off-property and may be purchased online before your visit or the Activities Concierge, located in the Great Hall of the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, can assist you in obtaining one. For more information, please call the Adventure Center at 603-278-3335. Guided instruction and guided trips are available upon request.

Art of Tenkara Casting Clinic

Tenkara is the Japanese method of fly-fishing, which uses only a rod, line and a fly. Effective in a variety of waters, Tenkara is the ideal setup for anyone looking for an intuitive and fun way to fly-fish. Tenkara is also an ideal way to teach kids the art of fly-fishing without all the complexities. 

Beginning with a brief overview of the equipment needed to get you started, the clinic will progress into teaching anglers the basic techniques of Tenkara. The group will then move to a stocked pond to catch the big one once everyone is feeling confident with his/her casting ability.

Tenkara clinics take place near the stocked pond beside the main driveway to the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. Guests will meet at the Activities Desk located in the Stone Pillar Lodge 10 minutes prior to the lesson to meet their instructor.  The Art of Tenkara Fly Casting Clinic is for ages 10 and up. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  

2019 Tenkara Clinic Schedule

  • May 31st through June 14th; Fridays Only: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • June 15th - September 2nd; Monday-Wednesday-Friday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • September 6th - October 11th; Fridays Only: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Tenkara Clinic Rates

Resort Guest
Private / Semi-Private Clinic $99 per person $109 per person
Group Clinic (2-5 people) $75 per person $99 per person
  • Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance and can be made at 603-278-3335.
What Should You Bring
  • Small Day pack for extra clothing and gear
  • Sneakers or light hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Snack
  • Water bottle/Camelback
  • Sunscreen/Bug Spray (strongly suggested)
  • Sunglasses (strongly suggested)

Tenkara Fly Fishing Equipment Rentals

2019 Tenkara Rentals Schedule

  • May 25th - June 14th
    • 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • Bretton Woods Adventure Center
  • June 15th - September 2nd
    • 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Stone Pillar (adjacent to Golf Clubhouse)
  • September 4th - October 8th
    • 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • Bretton Woods Adventure Center

Tenkara Rental Rates

Resort Guest
Overnight Rental $35 $40
Full-Day Rental $30 $37
Half-Day Rental $25 $30
Small Flies $2
Large Flies $4

If the equipment is used in the ponds on the resort no NH fishing license is required. All other fishing locations require a NH fishing license which can be purchased online with a Visa or Master card.

Cancellation Policy 

Activities reserved by an individual are subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy. Any cancellation after that time is subject to full charge. Cancellation fees, including individual 'no shows' will be posted to the Resort Guest's rooms folio.