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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.

  • Springfield Smoked Fish Recalls Salmon
  • The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, Massachusetts is recalling its 1-pound packages of Pre-scliced Nova Salmon because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • ri.gov
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  • 12/13/2017 9:32:00 PM
  • Five Things Your Fishing License Purchase Does for Conservation
  • In Massachusetts, these funds are used to map fish habitat with GPS technology, sonar, and underwater vehicles through the state's Fisheries Habitat Program. The more these experts learn, the better prepared they are to spot habitat issues and plan for ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 12/8/2017 10:41:00 AM
  • Zinke urges commercial fishing in 3 protected areas
  • In the report, Zinke criticized restrictions on commercial fishing in the three monuments, discounting the industry's impact on areas such as the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts near the Massachusetts coast. "There is no explanation in the Proclamation as
  • Environment Energy Publishing
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  • 12/6/2017 5:19:00 PM
  • Coast Guard suspends water search for missing fishermen
  • Divers from the Massachusetts State Police were helping. The Misty Blue is registered to New Bedford, but family members said it was docked in Fairhaven. Atlantic Capes Fisheries said it doesn’t know what happened, noting that the Misty Blue was in great .
  • Turnto10
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  • 12/6/2017 5:07:00 AM
  • Police: Divers locate object believed to be boat that sank
  • NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say divers have located an object they believe to be the fishing boat that sank off Nantucket, leaving four people in distress. The Coast Guard received a distress call from the 69-foot Misty Blue around .
  • New Haven Register
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  • 12/6/2017 3:16:00 AM
  • Search continues for two after fishing vessel sinks
  • The Misty Blue was home-ported in New Bedford. Records show it is a scalloper with a multispecies groundfish permit. Massachusetts State Police said its divers, using side sonar, located a large object believed to be the vessel Tuesday afternoon.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 12/6/2017 12:28:00 AM
  • 2 rescued, 2 missing after fishing boat sinks off Nantucket
  • NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a search is underway for two people who are still missing after a fishing boat sank off Massachusetts. The Coast Guard received a distress call from the 69-foot Misty Blue around 6 p.m. Monday. A nearby fishing ...
  • Associated Press
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  • 12/5/2017 6:43:00 PM
  • Accused tuna dumper arraigned, served with NOAA violation order
  • She also said it was not clear at this point how the separate state and federal cases will proceed. Officers of the Massachusetts Environmental Police arrested Wentworth on Friday evening as he returned to Rockport from fishing on the first day of the ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 12/5/2017 2:45:00 AM
  • Riot Roundup: The Best Books We Read in November
  • The story follows Samuel Hawley and his daughter Loo as they transition from living on the run to settling down in a fishing town in Massachusetts. Samuel’s criminal past is revealed through the stories of the 12 bullet scars on his body, which is a ...
  • bookriot.com
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  • 12/4/2017 11:51:00 AM
  • State weighs ban on commercial striped bass fishing
  • "We're asking for only one saltwater species to be reserved for recreational purposes and protected as a gamefish," said Fred Jennings of Ipswich, who is the Massachusetts co-chairman of Stripers Forever, a recreational angler advocacy group. "And it's one
  • Salem News
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  • 12/3/2017 11:14:00 PM
  • Arrest made in case of headless tuna
  • Literally. On Friday evening, following the first day of the re-opened tuna season, Massachusetts Environmental Police officers arrested a Gloucester fisherman whom they believe dumped the illegally harvested 400-pound giant bluefin tuna in the woods off .
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 12/2/2017 9:00:00 AM
  • Ban on striper fishing weighed
  • “We’re asking for only one saltwater species be reserved for recreational purposes and protected as a gamefish,” said Fred Jennings of Ipswich, who is the Massachusetts co-chair of Stripers Forever, a recreational angler advocacy group. “And it’s ...
  • Newburyport Daily News
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  • 12/2/2017 8:51:00 AM
  • New England shrimp fishing closed for at least 1 more year
  • "Something has to change," he said. "It's basically been dismantled. Markets have been lost." Fishermen in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts brought more than 10 million pounds of the small, sweet, pinkish shrimp to land as recently as 2011.
  • Daily News-Record
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  • 11/29/2017 9:46:00 PM
  • UMass Dartmouth to study offshore wind and commercial fishing
  • The research will be conducted at the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, through the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute. Faculty and their students plan to focus on how offshore wind farms can ...
  • MassLive.com
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  • 11/27/2017 12:05:00 PM
  • UMass to study how fishing and wind industries can 'coexist'
  • DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth is hoping to launch a new research project on how the offshore wind and commercial fishing industries can coexist. The university said last week that creation of the "Blue Economy ...
  • PennEnergy
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  • 11/20/2017 4:59:00 PM
  • UMass to study how fishing and wind industries can ‘coexist’
  • (AP) — The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth is hoping to launch a new research project on how the offshore wind and commercial fishing industries can coexist. The university said last week that creation of the “Blue Economy Initiative” is ...
  • WPRI
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  • 11/19/2017 2:37:00 PM
  • 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

Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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