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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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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.

  • Lack of action on whiting pleases most local fishermen
  • Council member David E. Pierce, director of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, seconded that concern, saying the fishery and Gloucester fishermen have been at the forefront of helping to develop the raised footrope trawl method that helps ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 9/27/2017 12:32:00 AM
  • No accord on the fate of Rafael's permits
  • Some want to keep them in New Bedford. Some want to keep them in Massachusetts. Some want them divided among all eligible groundfish permits holders within the Northeast multispecies fishery. Some, such as Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, want the ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 9/26/2017 11:34:00 PM
  • The Codfather gets nearly 4 years for evading fishing quotas
  • He was sentenced in federal court in Boston to 46 months behind bars, the U.S. attorney's office in Massachusetts tweeted. Rafael's fishing operation includes a fleet of more than 30 vessels, 44 commercial fishing permits and the Carlos Seafood business in
  • Seattle Post Intelligencer
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  • 9/26/2017 6:26:00 PM
  • The Codfather gets nearly 4 years for evading fishing quotas
  • He was sentenced in federal court in Boston to 46 months behind bars, the U.S. attorney's office in Massachusetts tweeted. Rafael's fishing operation includes a fleet of more than 30 vessels, 44 commercial fishing permits and the Carlos Seafood business in
  • Home News Here
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  • 9/26/2017 3:21:00 PM
  • Ropeless fishing traps being considered
  • Engineers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts are currently testing ropeless gear and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is considering the idea as one way to help reduce the deaths of endangered right whales off Canada’s ...
  • The Chronicle Herald
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  • 9/26/2017 8:22:00 AM
  • Assets from Codfather sentencing should fund groundfish monitoring program
  • Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, key legislative leaders and environmental and fishing industry organizations from across New England have repeatedly made it clear they support the use of this money for monitoring
  • Press Release Point
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  • 9/25/2017 10:50:00 PM
  • ‘Codfather’ Gets Nearly 4 Years For Falsely Labeling Fish
  • Carlos Seafood owner Carlos Rafael, an institution unto himself in the southern Massachusetts fishing community of New Bedford, was not merely “stupid” when he carried out his yearslong scheme, U.S. District Judge William Young said. “This was ...
  • Law 360
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  • 9/25/2017 10:43:00 PM
  • The Codfather gets nearly 4 years for evading fishing quotas
  • He was sentenced in federal court in Boston to 46 months behind bars, the U.S. attorney's office in Massachusetts tweeted. Rafael's fishing operation includes a fleet of more than 30 vessels, 44 commercial fishing permits and the Carlos Seafood business in
  • ABC News
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  • 9/25/2017 9:15:00 PM
  • Shark fin bans might not help sharks, scientists say
  • Nearly a quarter of U.S. states, including Massachusetts, have bans in place on the sale of fins, and sharks were afforded new protections with the Shark Conservation Act of 2010. But the country still has hundreds of shark fishermen, and they are allowed
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 9/25/2017 6:41:00 PM
  • Baker: Codfather windfall should fund electronic monitoring
  • BOSTON — The conviction of New Bedford fishing mogul Carlos “The Codfather” Rafael was a black stain on the iconic Massachusetts seafaring industry. But Gov. Charlie Baker is urging restitution that some believe could help turn rotten fish into sushi.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 9/19/2017 9:44:00 PM
  • Police, Fish and Game search for man missing in Pisgah State Park
  • WINCHESTER — The N.H. Fish and Game Department is looking for a Massachusetts man reported missing who was riding his ATV in Pisgah State Park on Sunday. Daniel Gill, 77, of Tewksbury, Mass., arrived at the park's headquarters on Old Chesterfield Road at .
  • The Sentinel Source
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  • 9/18/2017 6:37:00 PM
  • Tippets: Upstream Book Review, Fly Fishing Massachusetts
  • Justin Housman puts up a book review of Langdon Cook’s newest work, Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table. “Cook wades into the controversies surrounding fish hatcheries and so-called ‘mitigation’ strategies to make up for fish ...
  • midcurrent.com
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  • 9/17/2017 2:39:00 PM
  • Fish tale: Fisherman gets close view of humpback whale
  • Michael Lamagna, of Andover, Massachusetts, was out paddle-boarding near Seabrook Beach on Monday and was wearing his GoPro camera. As he was fly-fishing, his camera captured the whale showing up right next to him, then swimming underneath him. Lamagna ...
  • The Seattle Times
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  • 9/15/2017 8:10:00 PM
  • Signs say plenty of fishing ahead
  • The fall run of striped bass down the coast is different every year. Some years, the run has legs, and good fishing continues well into October along the Massachusetts Bay coastline. Other years, a major coastal storm or a severe cold snap sends the ...
  • Boston Herald
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  • 9/15/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 4 of the Best Boating Lakes in the USA to Go This Year
  • 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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  • 9/13/2017 12:38:00 AM
  • JGPX-8671 Fish in a Barrel
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, circa 1903. "Handling a cargo from the fishing banks." Click image above for larger view. To purchase, choose a size by checking one of the boxes below, then click "Add to Cart." Unlike many art-centric web sites, we don't ...
  • junipergallery.com
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  • 9/12/2017 7:42:00 PM
  • All Outdoors: Charlie Howard made fishing history
  • They obviously didn't see Toby Lapinski's report in The Fisherman magazine that bonito were being taken off the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts. It was those schools of small baitfish that attracted the offshore speedsters to near-shore locations.
  • Mass Live The Republican
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  • 9/10/2017 9:03:00 AM
  • A Biotechnology Platform to Feed the Fish That Feed Us
  • KnipBio, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company, is engineering microbes that convert low-cost feedstocks into nutritious, single-cell proteins that produce healthier, more vibrant fish. We interviewed Catherine Pujol-Baxley, Vice President of ...
  • synbiobeta.com
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  • 9/10/2017 8:32:00 AM
  • Sengekontacket closed to shellfishing
  • Under an agreement with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), the pond must be closed when rainfall exceeds one inch during September. The pond must remain closed to shellfishing for a minimum of five days. Heavy rains tend to wash ...
  • Martha's Vineyard Times
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  • 9/7/2017 4:15:00 PM
  • Shark Detection Buoy Installed off Mattapoisett, MA
  • The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries provided the hardware and electronics for the buoy, which is located close to the scene of the last fatal shark attack in state waters. That attack took place in 1936.
  • newenglandboating.com
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  • 9/6/2017 1:56:00 AM
  • The New England fish dish that saved a nation
  • It was so integral a fish, it would have been an easy food source. Around the same time, a Springfield, Massachusetts, resident was said to have had so much to drink at the pub across the river that he missed the last ferry and simply made his way home by
  • BBC
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  • 9/5/2017 8:37:00 PM
  • Movies guaranteed to make anyone cry
  • Following the death of his brother, Lee (Affleck) takes in his nephew, Patrick, and the two spend their days fishing in the waters of their quaint Massachusetts hometown. Grappling with grief and all the complexities that come with it, both Lee and Patrick
  • looper.com
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  • 9/5/2017 6:55:00 PM
  • New ‘fishing’ crime hitting Massachusetts postal service boxes
  • BROOKLINE, Mass. – Postal service police are investigating a bizarre, new scam in the greater Boston area. Police said crooks have been stealing mail from official post office mailboxes. The criminals will go up to a standard blue mail drop box, usually ..
  • postalnews.com
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  • 8/24/2017 1:44:00 PM
  • 'Blood Everywhere': Shark Attacks Seal Near Surfers Off Nauset Beach
  • The Massachusetts Marine Fisheries said numbers have been climbing in recent years, with a regional population of 147 in 2016 - more than double the number, 68, in 2014. "I was standing in the ocean when I looked down the beach and saw a HUGE splash right
  • fishinghd.com
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  • 8/22/2017 5:34:00 PM

Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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