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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.

  • 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
  • Meeting on fishery aid distribution set for here July 14
  • The state’s first public meeting on the spending plan for Massachusetts’ $14.5 million portion of the federal groundfish disaster funds is scheduled for Gloucester on July 14. That meeting, the first in a series of four to be held by the state Division ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 7/1/2014 8:14:02 PM
  • From Fish to Fiesta, with Coco Crisp Standing Guard in Between
  • To Wednesday GDT story: (click here). The Democrat representing the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District has scheduled a special listening session at the Kyrouz Auditorium on the second floor of City Hall for fishermen and other stakeholders to come ..
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 6/25/2014 4:03:27 PM
  • Vermont offers free fishing, hunting licenses to disabled veterans
  • What seems like a great idea came via an email from a person who wanted to be known as a Massachusetts veteran: Dear Mr. Sousa, On the Vermont Fish and Wildlife website it was announced that "Act 116 (H.589) provides that a Vermont resident who is a ...
  • Mass Live The Republican
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  • 6/22/2014 3:56:51 AM
  • Boulevard fish pier back to square one
  • The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game and the city’s Waterways Board are going back to the drawing board with a proposal for building a recreational fishing pier off Stacy Boulevard. The move comes about a month after the state agency and the ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 6/11/2014 3:55:35 AM
  • Massachusetts OKs mobile-friendly fishing licenses
  • BOSTON — People hoping to do a little fishing in Massachusetts this year have an easier time buying and displaying recreational licenses and permits. The Department of Fish and Game has announced that the state's licensing system is now mobile-friendly ...
  • Boston Herald
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  • 6/7/2014 1:18:41 PM
  • Grants set to improve fishing access
  • The projects are being funded from revenues in the Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund, established in 2011 when the Massachusetts Legislature created a state recreational saltwater fishing permit. Prompted by a federal mandate enacted to ...
  • The Herald News
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  • 6/6/2014 3:32:53 AM
  • Editorial: Rhetoric behind fishing aid delay doesn't hold water
  • And neither is all the rhetoric outlining reasons for the holdup. Mary Griffin, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, tries to explain that the process for dispersing the direct assistance is not quite that simple. She said it goes
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 6/5/2014 4:02:42 AM
  • Fish plan redux
  • The eligible fishermen _ 194 in the case of Massachusetts _ should have those checks within a few weeks, not five months. Bullard said NOAA already has the list and is giving it to Massachusetts pronto. Massachusetts should take that list and cut the check
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/29/2014 12:32:05 PM
  • Fishermen to get direct aid
  • Mary Griffin, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, said the state is looking at Oct 1. as the target date for getting the $6.3 million in direct assistance into the hands and pockets of eligible permit holders, as well as starting
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/29/2014 3:49:32 AM
  • Update: Fishing aid to give eligible permit holders $32K each
  • "They clearly tried to find a balance from all the input they received." Massachusetts emerged as the biggest beneficiary in the plan that was more than five months in the making since Congress appropriated $75 million in fishery disaster aid in January.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/28/2014 3:17:55 PM
  • Get Out: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working to restore river herring
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is actively working with state and local partners to restore river herring to historical populations in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Agency employees, who started the work this year in early April, plan to continue ...
  • Mass Live The Republican
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  • 5/23/2014 7:24:14 AM
  • Mass. would levy fines, ban ‘ex-lax fish’ under mislabeling law
  • Massachusetts would levy fines on supermarkets and restaurants that mislabel seafood and become the first state in the nation to ban the sale of escolar, an oily species known as the “ex-lax” fish that is often served as sushi, under legislation ...
  • Boston
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  • 4/22/2014 11:53:03 PM
  • Judge backs NOAA on state's fishing lawsuit
  • U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns has ruled in favor of NOAA in the lawsuit Massachusetts filed last year charging that NOAA failed to utilize the best science available when instituting draconian cuts to groundfish catch limits and failed to ..
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 4/10/2014 5:12:06 PM
  • Nonprofit backs suit against NOAA policy
  • Massachusetts and New Hampshire have picked up another ally in their civil lawsuit in federal court that charges that NOAA disregarded the devastating economic impact of the withering cuts in allowable catch limits for cod and other groundfish it ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 4/8/2014 3:52:45 AM
  • Governor presses for fed fish aid
  • Massachusetts is ratcheting up the drumbeat for the nearly $33 million in federal fishing disaster aid to flow to the coastal New England states and New York through individual states rather than be distributed on a regional basis. Gov. Deval Patrick ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 4/5/2014 3:56:18 AM
  • Governor calls for 'immediate' disbursement of fed fishing aid
  • Massachusetts is ratcheting up the drumbeat for the $33 million in federal fishing disaster aid to flow to the coastal New England states and New York through individual states rather than be distributed on a regional basis. Gov. Deval Patrick personally .
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 4/4/2014 3:53:19 PM

Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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Massachusetts Weather

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