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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

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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.

  • Federal government tightens rules on cod fishing
  • The Gulf of Maine, along with Georges Bank off the coast of Massachusetts, is one of two key areas where East Coast fishermen capture cod, a vital commercial fish in New England that appears in supermarkets and roadside fish-and-chip shops. The U.S ...
  • Taunton Daily Gazette
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  • 11/10/2014 6:46:05 AM
  • Baker insists fish tale true, got some info wrong
  • NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — After a tight campaign, could the race for Massachusetts governor come down to a fish story? Democrat Martha Coakley, trailing Republican Charlie Baker in recent polls, called on her opponent Friday to answer "legitimate questions ...
  • Boston Herald
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  • 11/1/2014 6:06:39 AM
  • Massachusetts: Baker insists fish tale true; got some facts wrong
  • NEW BEDFORD >> Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor Martha Coakley said Friday that Republican candidate Charlie Baker should answer "legitimate questions" about a story that nearly brought him to tears as he told it about a rueful fisherman.
  • Berkshire Eagle
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  • 10/31/2014 9:38:24 PM
  • Fish tale focus of Massachusetts governor campaign
  • NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor Martha Coakley said Republican candidate Charlie Baker should answer ‘‘legitimate questions’’ about a story that nearly brought him to tears as he told it about a rueful ...
  • Boston
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  • 10/31/2014 9:21:06 AM
  • Baker insists fish tale true, got some info wrong
  • NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — After a tight campaign, could the race for Massachusetts governor come down to a fish story? Democrat Martha Coakley, trailing Republican Charlie Baker in recent polls, called on her opponent Friday to answer ‘‘legitimate ...
  • Boston
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  • 10/31/2014 9:21:06 AM
  • State sets out second phase of fish aid
  • The state already has distributed about $6.5 million of the $14.8 million Massachusetts received as its share of the $75 million in fishery disaster funds Congress appropriated in January. The initial phase paid $32,500 to about 200 federal permit holders
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 10/27/2014 12:03:20 PM
  • Peanut Bunker Bass Blitz | MFCC Member Fishing Trip Part #1
  • We had been walking for miles, as a group, through some of the most difficult striped bass fishing terrain in Massachusetts, with very little to show for it. MFCC faithful Jim Murphy and I, had finally found the fish, after hours of nothing. I was not sure
  • Milford Daily News
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  • 10/13/2014 12:48:34 PM
  • Emergency plan on New England cod fish sought
  • The council asked for them at its meeting in Hyannis, Massachusetts, on Wednesday. The measures will apply to the current fishing year, which ends April 30. The council requested the measures after it backed away from recommending specific restrictions to
  • Boston Herald
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  • 10/1/2014 8:48:05 PM
  • Just In: Ranger stabbed on Boston Common 'improving'
  • The fisheries service is crafting the measures at the request of the New England Fishery Management Council, which asked for them at its meeting in Hyannis, Massachusetts, on Wednesday. The measures will apply to the current fishing year, which ends April
  • Boston Herald
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  • 10/1/2014 8:48:05 PM
  • New England cod fishing restrictions debated
  • The New England Fishery Management Council is considering the restrictions at its meeting in Hyannis, Massachusetts, on Thursday. The three-day meeting began on Tuesday and concludes Thursday. The council's Groundfish Oversight Committee last month ...
  • Mass Live The Republican
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  • 10/1/2014 11:51:13 AM
  • Cod fishing restrictions up for vote this week
  • The New England Fishery Management Council will consider the restrictions at its meeting in Hyannis, Massachusetts this week. The three-day meeting begins on Tuesday and concludes Thursday. Officials say the restrictions will most likely come up for debate
  • Boston Herald
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  • 9/30/2014 8:53:27 AM
  • Just In: Belichick strongly denies confrontation between Dobson, McDaniels
  • The New England Fishery Management Council will consider the restrictions at its meeting in Hyannis, Massachusetts this week. The three-day meeting begins on Tuesday and concludes Thursday. Officials say the restrictions will most likely come up for debate
  • Boston Herald
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  • 9/30/2014 8:53:27 AM
  • All Outdoors: Remembering the fishing trip of a lifetime
  • Vern and Deb pretty much fish most of the world, but Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts are their favorites. It was her first of the bodacious toothy ones that take off like fired torpedoes with a firecracker attached to their tails. The next day ...
  • Mass Live The Republican
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  • 9/21/2014 4:53:35 AM
  • Just In: Prosecutors argue Aaron Hernandez far from `helpless’
  • Massachusetts. Klyver said the fishing lines had rubbed off a patch of skin on the whale's back, but rescuers did not believe the wound was serious. Officials have asked whale-watching boats in the area to take pictures of Spinnaker if they see him in the
  • Boston Herald
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  • 9/14/2014 4:14:45 PM
  • Crews, state permits eyed for next fish aid
  • The picture is becoming clearer of which Massachusetts fishing stakeholders will share in the $8.3 million contained in the second phase of federal fishery disaster funding. Following a meeting last Friday in Gloucester, the state and a working group of ..
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 9/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • State permit holders, crews eyed for next round of fishing aid
  • The picture is becoming clearer of which Massachusetts fishing stakeholders will share in the $8.3 million contained in the second phase of federal fishery disaster funding. Following a meeting last Friday in Gloucester, the state and a working group of ..
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 9/8/2014 8:03:47 PM
  • Fishing Partnership steps up push for insurance signups
  • The Fishing Partnership Support Services estimates about 25 percent of Massachusetts groundfishermen are without health insurance and expects the percentage to grow higher each day the current fishing disaster continues. That is why the partnership ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 9/6/2014 12:53:40 AM
  • State releases money in first wave of direct fishing aid
  • The first 57 Massachusetts recipients of the $32,500 in direct fishery disaster funds should receive their money this week, marking the first tangible financial assistance since the Northeast multispecies groundfish fishery was declared a federal disaster
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 9/2/2014 1:15:43 PM
  • SOUZA: Summer's almost over, but there's plenty of fishing left
  • The reason the canal has fish is Massachusetts Bay. Water in the canal is a mix of Buzzards Bay water at about 70 degrees, which can be a touch warm for stripers, and Massachusetts Bay, where the cooler 64-degree water has fish. The fish that are entering
  • The Herald News
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  • 8/24/2014 3:53:44 AM
  • Fishing crews caught in the middle
  • The process for distributing the $14.5 million heading to Massachusetts from the $75 million in federal fishery disaster funds appropriated in January by Congress has been carved into distinct phases. The first phase is to disperse $6.3 million in direct .
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 8/22/2014 7:55:18 PM
  • Fish aid workshop set for here Friday
  • Fishermen and permit holders eligible for the federal direct financial assistance contained in the $14.5 million headed to Massachusetts can get hands-on help filling out the state vendor forms on Friday at the Division of Marine Fisheries Annisquam ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 8/18/2014 4:00:50 AM
  • Feds release funds for fishing aid
  • From the wintry evening in January when Congress appropriated the $75 million in fishery disaster assistance, through the spring and on into the final weeks of summer, fishermen in Gloucester and throughout Massachusetts waited for the money to arrive.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 8/14/2014 3:58:26 AM
  • Update: Fed fishing aid checks expected "September or sooner'
  • From the wintry evening in January when Congress appropriated the $75 million in fishery disaster assistance, through the spring and on into the final weeks of summer, fishermen in Gloucester and throughout Massachusetts waited for the money to arrive.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 8/13/2014 5:49:58 PM
  • Editorial: Taxing of fish aid another insult amid 'economic disaster'
  • Now, that suggests that may not be the case if any of the fishermen deemed eligible for the direct aid — $6.3 million divided up for about 193 eligible Massachusetts permit holders, including many out of Gloucester — were to use it to invest in new ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 8/13/2014 3:59:37 AM

Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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Massachusetts Weather

Lowell, MA (1850)

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41°F 

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Wind:140° 2 Kt
Humidity:85% 
Dew Point:37°F
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