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Fishing Massachusetts

EZFishing brings you Massachusetts's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Find any of the 5575 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.

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Massachusetts Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Massachusetts?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


Massachusetts Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to Massachusetts Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Massachusetts's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Massachusetts Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Massachusetts.

  • Springfield Elks Fishing Derby set for Saturday
  • A free raffle will be held throughout the derby. There will be presentations on fishing skills, fly casting and more. Members of the Springfield police and fire departments, Trout Unlimited and Massachusetts and U.S. Fish & Wildlife departments will assist
  • Mass Live The Republican
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  • 4/26/2017 11:13:00 AM
  • North Shore Community Calendar
  • Marblehead: Now and Then: Eelgrass Distribution and Mapping in Salem Sound, 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. Jill Carr, fisheries habitat specialist at Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries lab, discusses side-scan mapping and surveying
  • Salem News
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  • 4/25/2017 8:10:00 PM
  • Native Fish in Massachusetts Return After 200 Years
  • For the first time in at least 183 years native alewife and blueback herring are swimming upstream beyond the former Tack Factory dam. Removing this dam in Norwell, Massachusetts, restored several miles of their ideal spawning habitat. These forage fish ..
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 4/21/2017 2:27:00 PM
  • 2 MA Fishermen Busted for Monkfish Violations
  • On Wednesday, March 29, a Massachusetts Environmental Police Officer cited two commercial fishermen in Harwich with harvest rules violations. The officer patrolling Saquetucket Harbor in Harwich, MA, an area that recently received several complaints ...
  • newenglandboating.com
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  • 4/21/2017 10:06:00 AM
  • We Now Know Who Funded Trump's Inauguration
  • And he really means no cod. The salty docks of Gloucester, Massachusetts—once the hub of American fishing culture, bustling with wind-blown fishermen hauling nets full of squirming fish—is nearly deserted. Due to decades of overfishing, coupled with ...
  • ecowatch.com
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  • 4/20/2017 1:24:00 PM
  • How Cities, Businesses and Citizens Can Save the Planet
  • And he really means no cod. The salty docks of Gloucester, Massachusetts—once the hub of American fishing culture, bustling with wind-blown fishermen hauling nets full of squirming fish—is nearly deserted. Due to decades of overfishing, coupled with ...
  • ecowatch.com
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  • 4/19/2017 6:57:00 PM
  • Earth’s Tallest Land Animal Needs Endangered Species Protection
  • And he really means no cod. The salty docks of Gloucester, Massachusetts—once the hub of American fishing culture, bustling with wind-blown fishermen hauling nets full of squirming fish—is nearly deserted. Due to decades of overfishing, coupled with ...
  • ecowatch.com
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  • 4/19/2017 6:44:00 PM
  • Boating License vs Boat Registration
  • Then all you'll need to do is to figure out where to boat and fish. That's the fun part. Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine ...
  • www.takemefishing.org
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  • 4/19/2017 6:39:00 PM
  • Fishing season at Quabbin Reservoir starts this weekend
  • BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – Many fishing enthusiasts in western Massachusetts will be up early on Saturday for a day of “Gone Fishing” at the Quabbin Reservoir. The reservoir’s fishing season opens at 5:00 a.m. Saturday. R & R Sport Shop in ...
  • WWLP 22News
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  • 4/13/2017 10:08:00 PM
  • Scientists Can Tell What Fish Live Where Based On DNA In the Water
  • (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: alewife (herring species), striped bass, American eel, mummichog; Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game: black sea bass, bluefish, Atlantic silverside; New Jersey Scuba Diving Association ...
  • Smithsonian.com
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  • 4/13/2017 3:38:00 PM
  • New Bedford Worries About Future Of "Codfather's" Fishing Permits
  • And if his fishing permits are forfeited and end up in another state, it could hurt Massachusetts as a whole. What happens to Rafael's boats — and the permits attached to them — will be decided by a federal judge. And people in New Bedford want them to ...
  • Rhode Island Public Radio
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  • 4/12/2017 9:35:00 PM
  • Naked DNA in water tells if fish have arrived
  • Credit: Photo credits: (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: alewife (herring species), striped bass, American eel, mummichog; Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game: black sea bass, bluefish, Atlantic silverside; New Jersey Scuba ..
  • Phys
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  • 4/12/2017 6:00:00 PM
  • Quabbin Reservoir 2017 fishing season opens Saturday
  • BELCHERTOWN -- The Quabbin Reservoir Fishing Season begins Saturday at 5 a.m., according to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The DCR also said the three public boat launching areas will also open for use on April 15. The boat ..
  • Mass Live The Republican
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  • 4/12/2017 2:12:00 PM
  • New Bedford Worries About What Happens To 'The Codfather's' Fishing Permits
  • And if his fishing permits are forfeited and end up in another state, it could hurt Massachusetts as a whole. What happens to Rafael's boats — and the permits attached to them — will be decided by a federal judge. And people in New Bedford want them to ...
  • Rhode Island Public Radio
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  • 4/12/2017 1:25:00 PM
  • Group Pushes for Narcan on Commercial Fishing Vessels
  • A commercial fishermen’s group is pushing to have Narcan included in the standard first-aid kits of commercial fishing vessels in Massachusetts, according to SouthCoast Today. They also want crew members to be trained on how to recognize a drug overdose ..
  • newenglandboating.com
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  • 4/12/2017 8:09:00 AM
  • 5 Tips on How to Start Fishing for Beginners
  • And be sure to have your fishing license. Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine, a Contributing Editor for both Fly Rod and Reel and
  • www.takemefishing.org
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  • 4/12/2017 1:03:00 AM
  • 7 Most Extreme Places to Fish in the World
  • For those with dreams of landing a shark, there are few better places to go than Massachusetts Bay, not far from Boston. Extremely huge, half-ton Mako sharks are not uncommon there, so it’s a great place to catch an enormous, toothy fish without leaving ..
  • wideopenspaces.com
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  • 4/11/2017 6:06:00 PM
  • Native Fish in Massachusetts Return After 200 Years
  • For the first time in at least 183 years native alewife and blueback herring are swimming upstream beyond the former Tack Factory dam. Removing this dam in Norwell, Massachusetts, restored several miles of their ideal spawning habitat. These forage fish ..
  • habitat.noaa.gov
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  • 4/7/2017 5:06:00 PM
  • NOAA Announces New Rules for Dusky Sharks
  • Require the use of non-offset, non-stainless steel circle hooks by all HMS permit holders with a shark endorsement when fishing for sharks recreationally south of 41° 43' N latitude (near Chatham, Massachusetts - the northern extent of the dusky shark's U
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 4/7/2017 6:53:00 AM
  • Dechert Cost Fishing Ship Owner $1.8M, Mass. Justices Told
  • Law360, Boston (April 6, 2017, 6:49 PM EDT) -- The owner of a fishing vessel that was destroyed in Tahiti asked the Massachusetts high court on Thursday to revive its malpractice claim against Dechert LLP, saying that any alleged legal errors by a Tahitian
  • Law 360
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  • 4/7/2017 12:09:00 AM
  • A Clinton backer, John Fish sees an upside to Trump’s presidency
  • Suffolk Construction Co. CEO John Fish, a longtime backer of Democratic politicians nationally and in Massachusetts, was no Donald Trump supporter during the election. But now that the former real estate mogul is president, Fish sees some upside for the U
  • The Business Journal
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  • 4/5/2017 8:27:00 PM
  • 7 Best Spots for Fishing in San Francisco
  • Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine, a Contributing Editor for both Fly Rod and Reel and Fly Fish America, and a blogger for the .
  • www.takemefishing.org
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  • 4/5/2017 12:30:00 AM
  • Maritime economy outpacing other sectors
  • The Massachusetts maritime economy grew faster than the state’s economy as a whole from 2005 to 2015 despite declines in commercial fishing and seafood processing. Those findings, contained in an analysis of the state’s maritime economy by the ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 4/4/2017 10:31:00 PM

Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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Look up the following list of fishing clubs in Massachusetts.

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