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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.

  • 'Generals' in fish fight honored
  • The bully pulpit for the commercial fishing industry was a crowded place on Wednesday, when past and present Massachusetts attorneys general made their way to Gloucester to meet with one of their most fervent and beleaguered constituencies. The event at ..
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 7/2/2015 6:11:57 AM
  • How to get out on the water and get some fish
  • The minimum size for fluke is 16 inches at a five-fish bag limit. Fluke are also great grilled or fried. -Recreational anglers in Massachusetts are now required to hold a valid saltwater fishing license, but those on boats for hire are exempt. So are ...
  • capecodtimes.com
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  • 7/2/2015 4:31:44 AM
  • Wicked Local's Josh Boyd goes fly fishing
  • Students in other small groups of two or three did catch fish, as did my small group-mate ... 201 and its other fishing programs, go online to orvis.com/s/peabody-massachusetts-orvis-retail-store/10454. Joshua Boyd is a sports editor for Wicked Local's ...
  • hamilton.wickedlocal.com
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  • 7/1/2015 2:19:54 PM
  • Wicked Local's Josh Boyd goes fly fishing
  • Students in other small groups of two or three did catch fish, as did my small group-mate ... 201 and its other fishing programs, go online to orvis.com/s/peabody-massachusetts-orvis-retail-store/10454. Joshua Boyd is a sports editor for Wicked Local's ...
  • wenham.wickedlocal.com
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  • 7/1/2015 2:19:54 PM
  • FISHY BUSINESS: Sharks still misunderstood 40 years after 'Jaws'
  • On Wednesday, June 24, Dr. Greg Skomal, senior marine fisheries scientist from Massachusetts Marine Fisheries ... activity caused by regulations. Saving fish-loving seals is a noble cause, but destroying our fishing industry at the same time, reducing ...
  • scituate.wickedlocal.com
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  • 7/1/2015 1:08:19 PM
  • Recreational fishing access discussed
  • At the request of Somerset Economic Development Committee member Lloyd Mendes, the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Recreational ... to assess the potential of the area as a productive access fishing location. Boardman and Martins both grew up in the Fall ..
  • South Coast Today
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  • 6/29/2015 9:07:18 AM
  • Outdoor Notebook: Going for the bronze
  • (Photo: JEFF MURRAY PHOTO) I only caught a few more small fish but the Massachusetts leg of my vacation was still a success. I spent the rest of last week in Vermont, and while my son Nick has enjoyed some fine fishing in the Green Mountain State ...
  • Star-Gazette
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  • 6/28/2015 5:22:25 PM
  • Giving youths an opportunity to learn to fish
  • No permit is required to fish recreationally in the commonwealth's marine waters, out to three miles (saltwater anglers over the age of 15 are usually required to have a Massachusetts Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permit). Anglers looking for a spot to ..
  • Berkshire Eagle
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  • 6/28/2015 1:44:40 AM
  • Fishing around: Taking a bite out of shark business
  • So what happens to this little cottage industry remains to be seen, but the state of Massachusetts just made it a little harder ... Buzzards Bay/Cape Cod Canal: The Canal bite has slowed somewhat. Decent fish came up this week, but inconsistently.
  • capecodtimes.com
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  • 6/26/2015 3:41:35 AM
  • Bass & Blue Fishing Tournament
  • Participants may fish in any Massachusetts waters and the weigh-in station is located at Brewer Plymouth Marine on Plymouth's waterfront. Cost: $45/adult, $20/youth
  • Patch
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  • 6/24/2015 2:42:31 PM
  • Tenkara: An ancient approach to fly fishing
  • With practiced ease he twisted out the barbless hook and set the tiny fish free. Tenkara is the ancient method of fly fishing that has really caught ... did catch two brookies in the 20-inch range! In Massachusetts, give Ken Elmer a call at 978-790-4320.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 6/24/2015 9:56:11 AM
  • Outdoors: Unfortunately, toxins foul freshwater fish
  • other than stocked fish, caught in any freshwaters of Massachusetts. But some sites are far more dangerous than others. There are many Superfund or other contaminated sites which have “no fishing” signs to protect the public, but many people ...
  • Worcester Telegram & Gazette
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  • 6/22/2015 5:29:31 PM
  • Five Brockton men charged with illegally catching hundreds of fish
  • BROCKTON - Five Brockton men are facing illegal fishing and boating violations after environmental police said they had hundreds of illegally fished sea bass and scup in their boat on Saturday. Massachusetts ... that had dozens of fish inside.
  • berkley.wickedlocal.com
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  • 6/22/2015 9:15:36 AM
  • Five Brockton men charged with having hundreds of illegally caught fish
  • One of the men, police said, was caught last year selling fish out of his trunk in Brockton ... Only two of the men had active saltwater fishing licenses, and the boat did not have enough life jackets, said Massachusetts Environmental Police Captain ...
  • taunton.wickedlocal.com
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  • 6/22/2015 9:15:36 AM
  • Five Brockton men charged with having hundreds of illegally caught fish
  • One of the men, police said, was caught last year selling fish out of his trunk in Brockton ... Only two of the men had active saltwater fishing licenses, and the boat did not have enough life jackets, said Massachusetts Environmental Police Captain ...
  • lakeville.wickedlocal.com
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  • 6/22/2015 9:15:36 AM
  • Five Brockton men charged with illegally catching hundreds of fish
  • BROCKTON - Five Brockton men are facing illegal fishing and boating violations after environmental police said they had hundreds of illegally fished sea bass and scup in their boat on Saturday. Massachusetts ... that had dozens of fish inside.
  • Taunton Daily Gazette
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  • 6/22/2015 9:15:36 AM
  • Five Brockton men charged with having hundreds of illegally caught fish
  • One of the men, police said, was caught last year selling fish out of his trunk in Brockton ... Only two of the men had active saltwater fishing licenses, and the boat did not have enough life jackets, said Massachusetts Environmental Police Captain ...
  • Enterprise News
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  • 6/22/2015 9:15:36 AM
  • Marion sisters present governor with gold cod
  • She hopes the governor will place the gift in his office at the Massachusetts State ... a wood carving of the fish (known as the Sacred Cod) has hung in the state’s House of Representatives. A reminder of the fishing industry’s importance in the ...
  • Sippican VillageSoup
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  • 6/20/2015 6:36:19 PM
  • State cops, NOAA nab Gloucester seafood haulers for violations
  • The Massachusetts State Police ... "Additionally, Environmental Police officers found untagged shellfish, fish under the legal size limit and a V-notched lobster, which is prohibited from being harvested," the State Police said in a statement.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 6/18/2015 12:33:37 PM
  • Gone fishin’: Take your dad fishing on Father’s Day
  • “No one caught a fish!” Striper season opens June 25 In advance ... with measures to reduce the striper harvest by 25 percent. The 2014 Massachusetts commercial striped bass fishing quota was 1,155,100 pounds. The season closed following a reported ...
  • Martha's Vineyard Times
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  • 6/18/2015 2:03:42 AM
  • Update: Fish haulers fail inspections
  • The Massachusetts State Police ... "Additionally, Environmental Police officers found untagged shellfish, fish under the legal size limit and a V-notched lobster, which is prohibited from being harvested," the State Police said in a statement.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 6/17/2015 11:54:51 PM
  • Changes to key regional fishing ground
  • The council issued a statement that said the plan is designed to address "the adverse impacts of fishing gear" used in the groundfish, clam and scallop fisheries on Georges Bank, an oval area of about 10,000 square miles located off Massachusetts.
  • The Providence Journal
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  • 6/17/2015 11:11:54 PM
  • Could the Sounds of Cod Having Sex Save a Species (and an Economy)?
  • Joyce explains that in response to a growing cod crisis in Massachusetts, an unusual team is using “cod grunting” to find the fish and achieve two very different purposes. Fishermen looking to increase their revenues want to avoid fishing for cod since ...
  • Smithsonian.com
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  • 6/17/2015 5:56:56 PM

Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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Massachusetts Weather

Allendale, MA (1201)

Updated on 03:52 AM

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61°F 

Feels like: 61°F

Wind:280° 5 Kt
Humidity:81% 
Dew Point:55°F
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