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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.

  • Acquisitive scallop fishing firm closing in on deal for processor
  • Blue Harvest Fisheries, which is building up its fleet of US scallop vessels, is closing in on a deal for a processor based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, sources told Undercurrent News. According to sources in New Bedford, Blue Harvest is looking to do a
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  • 2/4/2016 8:38:27 PM
  • Mark Blazis: Know conditions when ice fishing
  • Ice fishing is never a given in Massachusetts. Some years, we don’t have enough ice. Other years, such as last year, we had plenty — but so much snow cover that we couldn’t get to it. Despite a mild December, local small ponds started to skim over ...
  • Worcester Telegram & Gazette
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  • 2/4/2016 6:51:04 PM
  • Fishing derby postponed to Feb. 13
  • Everyone is invited to fish any Massachusetts pond or lake that is open to the public and bring their fish to be documented at the Historical Society house, 110 Main St. (Route 2A). Registration forms are available at the Westminster Town Hall, Forbush ...
  • Sentinel & Enterprise
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  • 2/4/2016 6:33:46 AM
  • Westminster ice fishing derby postponed to Feb. 13
  • Everyone is invited to fish any Massachusetts pond or lake open to the public and bring their fish to be documented at the Historical Society house, 110 Main St. Registration forms are available at Town Hall, Forbush Memorial Library or online at ...
  • Worcester Telegram & Gazette
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  • 2/3/2016 1:44:27 PM
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife eyes Plymouth for national refuge
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Refuge Manager Tom Eagle, who oversees eight refuges in Massachusetts alone, sees this as an important extension of his work to preserve important species across the region. “Shrublands and young forests have been declining in the ...
  • Wicked Local
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  • 1/27/2016 11:54:03 PM
  • Lobsterman faces multiple court dates over fishing charges
  • Gloucester lobsterman Joseph Sanfilippo has several court dates in his future for alleged violations of Massachusetts fishing regulations. On Tuesday, Sanfilippo, 48, of 1 Thorn Hill Way, Gloucester, was in Gloucester District Court for a clerk magistrate
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 1/27/2016 7:04:44 AM
  • Exotic Fish & Pet World to close doors after 40 years
  • After focusing on herpetology while studying for a zoology degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Wall took his knowledge to Exotic Fish & Pet World in 1976. At that time, the store was in the Hadley Village Barn Shops and carried birds ...
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette
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  • 1/26/2016 6:08:39 AM
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife eyes Plymouth for national refuge
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Refuge Manager Tom Eagle, who oversees eight refuges in Massachusetts alone, sees this as an important extension of his work to preserve important species across the region. “Shrublands and young forests have been declining in the ...
  • amesbury.wickedlocal.com
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  • 1/25/2016 11:56:25 PM
  • TV fishing star pleads guilty to Medicaid and Social Security fraud
  • Hebert, who now lives in Massachusetts, also admitted to wrongfully receiving Medicaid benefits until November 2012. Hebert, a tuna fisherman, starred in “Wicked Tuna,” a National Geographic reality show that follows a fleet of fishing boats based in ...
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  • 1/25/2016 2:02:17 PM
  • USCG escorts disabled RI fishing vessel ahead of winter storm
  • With a major winter storm approaching, Coast Guard crews from Station Menemsha, Massachusetts and Station Castle Hill, Rhode Island, aided a distressed fishing crew about 10 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island Saturday, the USCG said in a press releas
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  • 1/25/2016 8:33:00 AM
  • 'Trash' fish look for marketing overhaul
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS: Company hopes to sell "Sharck Bites" of something previously called "trash" fish. Ipswich Shellfish, of Massachusetts, for which Bartholomew oversees sales, is offering that product — nuggets of dogfish coated in a gluten-free ...
  • Oregon Business
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  • 1/22/2016 10:02:27 AM
  • 'Trash fish' fill void as New England seafood staples decline
  • At any rate, Dana Bartholomew is banking on college students warming up to "Sharck Bites." Ipswich Shellfish, of Massachusetts, for which Bartholomew oversees sales, is offering that product — nuggets of dogfish coated in a gluten-free, allergen-friendly .
  • The Providence Journal
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  • 1/22/2016 2:17:10 AM
  • Hunting, fishing shows coming up
  • This mega sporting event takes place on February 19-21, at the Eastern States Exposition, home of the "BIG E," West Springfield, Massachusetts. The show includes the best of hunting, fishing, boating and adventure recreation that the outdoor world has to .
  • The Hour Online
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  • 1/20/2016 11:37:53 AM
  • Our View: One more fault with fishing rules
  • State environmental regulations allow a boat carrying fish to an out-of-state port to land fish in Massachusetts when injured crew or severe mechanical issues force the decision. Foul weather, apparently, is not part of the equation. Unfortunately for ...
  • South Coast Today
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  • 1/15/2016 7:40:26 AM
  • Study eyes fish freed from hooks
  • Mandelman and his researchers, in conjunction with those form the state Division of Marine Fisheries and the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, previously performed a similar study on Gulf of Maine cod ..
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 12/24/2015 10:08:13 AM
  • STATEHOUSE NEWS: Funds sought to meet commercial fishing safety requirements
  • "The rate of loss is staggering. If our school teachers died on the job at the same rate as our fishermen in Massachusetts, we would lose 400 public school teachers each year." And by funding the grant programs, the group wrote, the country could save ...
  • marshfield.wickedlocal.com
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  • 12/22/2015 6:38:50 PM
  • STATEHOUSE NEWS: Funds sought to meet commercial fishing safety requirements
  • "The rate of loss is staggering. If our school teachers died on the job at the same rate as our fishermen in Massachusetts, we would lose 400 public school teachers each year." And by funding the grant programs, the group wrote, the country could save ...
  • hanover.wickedlocal.com
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  • 12/22/2015 6:03:02 PM
  • STATEHOUSE NEWS: Funds sought to meet commercial fishing safety requirements
  • "The rate of loss is staggering. If our school teachers died on the job at the same rate as our fishermen in Massachusetts, we would lose 400 public school teachers each year." And by funding the grant programs, the group wrote, the country could save ...
  • norwell.wickedlocal.com
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  • 12/22/2015 5:41:34 PM
  • Updated: Baker, lawmakers ask Obama to fund fishing safety programs
  • Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and the state’s congressional delegation are urging President Barack Obama to include funding for fishing safety training and safety research grant programs in his next federal budget. In a Dec. 18 letter to Obama ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 12/22/2015 4:08:30 PM
  • Funds sought to meet commercial fishing safety requirements
  • "The rate of loss is staggering. If our school teachers died on the job at the same rate as our fishermen in Massachusetts, we would lose 400 public school teachers each year." And by funding the grant programs, the group wrote, the country could save ...
  • Capecode Today
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  • 12/22/2015 9:56:16 AM
  • Governor, delegation appeal to Obama for fishing safety money
  • NEW BEDFORD — The entire Massachusetts congressional delegation has co-signed a letter to President Barack Obama by Gov. Charlie Baker, appealing for the fishing safety money promised in legislation two years ago but never released. The Fishing Safety ...
  • South Coast Today
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  • 12/22/2015 12:23:37 AM

Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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Massachusetts Weather

Gloucester, MA (1930)

Updated on 13:55 PM

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35°F 

Feels like: 26°F

Wind:220° 12 Kt
Humidity:64% 
Dew Point:24°F
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Sunrise: 06:51 AM 

Sunset: 04:58 PM 

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