FISH AND GAME
FISH, SHELLFISH, LOBSTERS AND CRABS
Method and Manner of Taking Fish
211:13-b Lead Fishing Sinkers and Jigs; Use Prohibited.
I. No person shall use any lead sinker or lead jig for the taking of fish in any fresh water, except as otherwise specifically permitted in this title.
II. A person using any such lead sinker or jig shall be guilty of a violation. Notwithstanding RSA 651:2, the penalty for a violation of this section shall not exceed $250.
III. The prohibition under this section shall apply to interstate waters pursuant to RSA 211:4 and 211:5.
IV. For purposes of this section, "lead sinker" means any sinker made from lead that weighs one ounce or less, and "lead jig" means a lead weighted hook that weighs one ounce or less. Prohibited fishing tackle shall include lead sinkers with a total weight of one ounce or less and lead jigs with a total weight of one ounce or less, regardless of whether they are painted, coated, or covered by some other substance or by attached skirts. Lead sinkers and lead jigs shall not include lead fishing related items including but not limited to lead core line, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, spoons, poppers, plugs, or flies.
Source. 1998, 312:3. 2004, 172:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2005. 2013, 193:1, eff. June 1, 2016.