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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.

  • 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
  • IRS: Fishing disaster aid may be taxable
  • We follow the lead of the IRS on this.” The IRS, in its statement, also fell back on the same advice proffered by other federal and state agencies, such as NOAA and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and its Division of Marine Fisheries, that ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 8/12/2014 3:53:38 AM
  • Lawmakers press NOAA to reconsider lobster closures
  • Federal fishing regulators are being pushed by a bipartisan lobby to reconsider closing Massachusetts Bay to lobstering from January to May, a move that would affect an area extending from Cape Ann’s southern coastline to Cape Cod’s northern shores.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 8/11/2014 4:01:59 AM
  • Economic bill targets fish marketing
  • While the federal government continues its process for doling out financial aid to New England’s commercial fishermen in response to the economic disaster, state legislators have secured funding for a Massachusetts seafood marketing program as part of an .
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 8/9/2014 3:57:12 AM
  • Just In: Identifying remains in storage units massive `project'
  • JAMESTOWN, R.I. — A Massachusetts man has been found dead after he was swept away by waves while fishing on rocks in Rhode Island. Police say a 58-year-old man was fishing Wednesday morning with a friend on the east side of Jamestown when he was swept away
  • Boston Herald
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  • 8/6/2014 1:11:57 PM
  • Just In: US weighs humanitarian aid to help trapped Iraqis
  • JAMESTOWN, R.I. — A Massachusetts man has been found dead after he was swept away by waves while fishing on rocks in Rhode Island. Police say a 58-year-old man was fishing Wednesday morning with a friend on the east side of Jamestown when he was swept away
  • Boston Herald
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  • 8/6/2014 1:11:57 PM
  • Mass. man swept away, killed, while fishing in RI
  • JAMESTOWN, R.I. — A Massachusetts man has been found dead after he was swept away by waves while fishing on rocks in Rhode Island. Police say a 58-year-old man was fishing Wednesday morning with a friend on the east side of Jamestown when he was swept away
  • Boston Herald
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  • 8/6/2014 1:11:57 PM
  • Just In: Water main break floods Seaport District
  • JAMESTOWN, R.I. — A Massachusetts man has been found dead after he was swept away by waves while fishing on rocks in Rhode Island. Police say a 58-year-old man was fishing Wednesday morning with a friend on the east side of Jamestown when he was swept away
  • Boston Herald
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  • 8/6/2014 1:11:57 PM
  • More cod cuts seen if NOAA data holds
  • Committee member David Pierce, deputy director of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, criticized the motion as too negative and “too suspicious of what the center is doing.”
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 8/5/2014 3:54:47 AM
  • Tax query on fishing aid gets no answers
  • There is much that remains unknown about the distribution of the approximately $6.5 million in direct financial assistance to an estimated 193 Massachusetts groundfishermen and permit holders, not the least of which is when they actually might get to cash
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 7/31/2014 4:00:43 AM
  • Tierney, senators press for fishing aid
  • Members of the state’s congressional delegation have joined Massachusetts officials in urging NOAA to expedite the disbursement of the direct financial assistance to commercial fishermen that is part of the federal fishery disaster aid package.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 7/28/2014 3:57:07 AM
  • Fishing ‘handout’ line lands Seth Moulton in hot water
  • The Salem resident and first-time candidate also said he was not asked specifically in the interview about the $75 million fishery disaster money appropriated in January by Congress that will send $14.5 million to Massachusetts — including $6.3 million ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 7/19/2014 3:53:28 AM
  • Bernard A. Drew: Troubles plagued the fish commish
  • Usually there are good cross-the-border relations between Massachusetts and Connecticut. Though one unusual issue arose in 1893 over the actions of Richard E. Follett, a member of the Connecticut Fish Commission. Being a fish commissioner mostly required .
  • Berkshire Eagle
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  • 7/19/2014 12:04:24 AM
  • Congressional candidate Seth Moulton talks fishing aid
  • Congressional candidate Seth Moulton speaks the federal fishing aid package for Massachusetts. For full coverage, look to tomorrow’s print and online editions of the Gloucester Daily Times and gloucestertimes.com.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 7/18/2014 7:53:52 PM
  • State urges NOAA to expedite fishing aid
  • Massachusetts is urging NOAA to pick up the pace of its review of the state’s plan to disperse $6.3 million in direct financial assistance so that money can begin moving into the hands of the fishermen who have borne the heaviest financial burden in the ..
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 7/18/2014 4:01:49 AM
  • Editorial: Slow delivery pace of fishermen's aid is now insulting
  • Griffin essentially reiterate that the roughly $11 million also targeted as direct aid to Gloucester’s and other Massachusetts fishermen is still not expected to be dispersed until October — still more than 10 weeks away and, by then, nearly two full ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 7/16/2014 3:57:02 AM
  • Red tape snagging fishing aid delivery
  • Paul J. Diodati, director of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, told about 70 local fishermen and stakeholders Monday night that the $6.3 million earmarked for direct financial assistance will move to the state from NOAA’s National Marine ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 7/16/2014 3:57:02 AM
  • Boat crews in line for fed fish aid, too
  • Massachusetts’ plan for distributing $8.2 million in state-specific fishery assistance grants includes proposals to fund direct assistance to crew members and shoreside businesses, as well as vocational and vessel safety training, cooperative research ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 7/15/2014 3:58:13 AM
  • Crews in line for federal fishing aid, too
  • Massachusetts’ plan for distributing $8.2 million in state-specific fishery assistance grants includes proposals to fund direct assistance to crew members and shoreside businesses, as well as vocational and vessel safety training, cooperative research ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 7/15/2014 12:01:59 AM
  • State plan for fish aid on local table tonight
  • Commercial fishermen and eligible shoreside businesses will get their first opportunity tonight to question state officials on Massachusetts’ plan to distribute $14.5 million in federal groundfish disaster aid money. The state Division of Marine ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 7/14/2014 3:59:24 AM

Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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Massachusetts Weather

Cambridge, MA (2139)

Updated on 13:21 PM

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71°F 

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Wind:90° 7 Kt
Humidity:47% 
Dew Point:50°F
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