It’s dusk and sunlight glitters on the water like so many jewels. A few nocturnal animals amble out for supper after their long day’s nap. A fresh hatch of bugs swarm over the water, occasionally getting nabbed by a hungry trout arching out of the water then flopping back leaving shimmering rings.

Fishing, it’s more than a way to provide tonight’s dinner. This is food for the soul. Red River offers many opportunities for fun and enjoyment from the river that flows through town to the Town of Red River fishing pond. Prime lake fishing, wild streams, special “catch-and-release” water… we’ve got it all!

Fishing licenses are available for purchase at Williams Trading Post, The Starr & Sitzmark Sports in Red River. You can also buy your license online here.

Find out more about obtaining your fishing license here.

  • Jake & Jeff (Holly Snowden)


  • Fagan's Guided Fly Fishing

    Fagan's Guided Fly Fishing

    Licensed and insured fishing guide service operating under special usage permit to access the Red River in Carson National Forest. Guide Jeff Fagan has a variety of trips available for the novice or experienced angler. Join him for a day of fly fishing the best holes in the area. Fly rod, tackle, and waders are provided. All participants must provide a valid NM fishing license.
    Half Day Trip for Two (3-4 hours) $200
    Full Day Trip for Two (6 -7 hours) $300
    Rates are based on up to two people per trip. Add'l $50 per person, per trip.


    PO Box 932
    Red River , NM 87558
    (575) 770-9451
  • Frye's Old Town

    Frye's Old Town

     Gunfights in the summer every Thursday and Saturday at 4pm. Souvenirs and all things "Red River" since 1959!


    100 W. Main Street
    PO Box 839
    Red River , NM 87558
    (575) 754-3028
  • Mountain Shadow Angler

    1301 E. Main Street
    PO Box 586
    Red River , NM 87558
    (575) 754-6275
  • New Mexico Adventure Company

    New Mexico Adventure Company


    • Military Discount
    220 E. Main Street
    PO BOX 723
    Red River , NM 87558
    (575) 754-2721
  • Sitzmark Sports & Lodging

    Sitzmark Sports & Lodging

    Winter: Ski & Snowboard Rentals, Lodge
    Summer: Bike rental and repair, disc gold pro shop, skate boards, rafting and activity booking, Lodge


    • Non-Smoking Units
    • Kitchens
    • High Speed Internet Access
    • Fireplaces
    • Military Discount


    • $$,$$$,$$$$
    9 units
    416 W. Main St.
    PO Box 87
    Red River , NM 87558
    (575) 754-2456
  • The Red River Angler

    The Red River Angler

    We are a fully equipped guide service based in Red River, New Mexico. All Levels of experience are welcomed from 100% newbie to experienced professionals. Half day, full day and multi day trips are available. Give us a call and let us customize a trip of a lifetime today!

    PO Box 1011
    Red River , NM 87558
    (512) 496-3244
  • The Starr Trading Post

    The Starr Trading Post

    Red River's most extensive inventory of fishing and fly fishing products, including rods & reels, waders, tackle boxes, and flies. We also carry clothing for men, women, and children, hats, gifts / souvenirs, and lots of goodies and educational toys for kids. Stop by and see us!

    300 E. Main Street
    PO Box 729
    Red River , NM 87558
    (575) 754-2320
  • Williams Trading Post

    Williams Trading Post

    Hardware, camping, fishing, and RV supplies

    306 E High Street
    PO Box 547
    Red River , NM 87558
    (575) 754-2217