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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.

  • National Fish not part of Pacific Andes chapter 11 filing
  • The filing of PAIH, China Fishery and 17 other companies linked to the group for bankruptcy protection does include National Fish, which is based in Gloucester, Massachusetts. “There have been no filings in relation to National Fish,” a spokesperson ...
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  • 7/1/2016 4:17:01 PM
  • New fish commissioners OK emergency sea bass rules
  • The seven new members, along with holdovers Bill Adler and Ray Kane, met in a hushed conference room at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's spiffy zero-net-energy field headquarters — think green as green can be — here in central Massachusetts ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 6/28/2016 7:26:42 PM
  • Stoneham hosts 17th annual Fishing Derby
  • The Stoneham Police Department’s community policing unit, along with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Massachusetts Anglers Education Program and the American Legion Post 115, hosted the ...
  • stoneham.wickedlocal.com
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  • 6/28/2016 2:54:41 PM
  • Scituate town pier renovations help keep local fishing fleet shipshape
  • Jim Cantwell, D-Marshfield, and state Sen. Patrick O’Connor, R-Weymouth, and Nam Pham, Massachusetts assistant secretary of business development and international trade, gave remarks and longtime Scituate fisherman Frank Mirarchi served as the keynote ...
  • scituate.wickedlocal.com
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  • 6/28/2016 11:05:37 AM
  • Conservation workers save whale from fishing rope and buoys
  • The large Fin Whale was spotted swimming slowly off of the Massachusetts coast Tuesday. Witnesses said they saw fishing rope and buoys tangled around its body and in its mouth. Rescuers were able to cut away most of the rope. They had to leave some in the
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  • 6/24/2016 9:18:49 PM
  • Melrose Fish and Game Club defeats natural gas pipeline in court
  • The Melrose Fish and Game Club scored a major legal victory Monday, June 20, when the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company unlawfully maintains a natural gas facility next to land owned by the club. The fate of the ...
  • northofboston.wickedlocal.com
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  • 6/24/2016 8:40:02 AM
  • Trial for 'The Codfather' fishing magnate set for 2017
  • BOSTON — The trial of a Massachusetts fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" on federal conspiracy and cash smuggling charges has been scheduled for January. The Standard-Times (http://bit.ly/28ZIBTD) reports that the trial for 64-year-old Carlos ...
  • Boston Herald
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  • 6/23/2016 8:01:15 PM
  • Trial for 'The Codfather' fishing magnate set for 2017
  • BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a Massachusetts fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" on federal conspiracy and cash smuggling charges has been scheduled for January. Rafael, of Dartmouth, owns one of the nation's largest commercial fishing operations.
  • Greenwich Time
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  • 6/23/2016 4:26:31 PM
  • Photos: Stoneham Police Annual Family Fishing Derby A Rousing Success
  • The Stoneham Police Department’s Community Policing Unit, along with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Massachusetts Anglers Education Program and the American Legion Post 115 hosted the June .
  • Patch
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  • 6/23/2016 3:57:53 PM
  • Rescue team frees whale tangled in fishing rope
  • A rescue team from the Center for Coastal Studies in Massachusetts this week successfully freed a whale that had become entangled in fishing rope. The 60-foot-long fin whale was spotted by a fisherman on Wednesday on Stellwagen Bank, east of Boston.
  • abc7.com
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  • 6/23/2016 12:15:58 PM
  • Rescue team frees whale tangled in fishing rope
  • A rescue team from the Center for Coastal Studies in Massachusetts this week successfully freed a whale that had become entangled in fishing rope. The 60-foot-long fin whale was spotted by a fisherman on Wednesday on Stellwagen Bank, east of Boston.
  • ABC7 News
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  • 6/23/2016 12:15:58 PM
  • Rescue team frees whale tangled in fishing rope
  • A rescue team from the Center for Coastal Studies in Massachusetts this week successfully freed a whale that had become entangled in fishing rope. The 60-foot-long fin whale was spotted by a fisherman on Wednesday on Stellwagen Bank, east of Boston.
  • abc13.com
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  • 6/23/2016 2:21:50 AM
  • Feds consider cut to catch of herring, a key food web fish
  • The herring fishery takes place in New England and the mid-Atlantic, but is principally based in Maine and Massachusetts. It was worth a little less than $30 million in 2014, when fishermen caught 92,000 metric tons.
  • capecodtimes.com
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  • 6/22/2016 9:06:52 PM
  • Feds consider cut to catch of herring, a key food web fish
  • The herring fishery takes place in New England and the mid-Atlantic, but is principally based in Maine and Massachusetts. It was worth a little less than $30 million in 2014, when fishermen caught 92,000 metric tons.
  • South Coast Today
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  • 6/22/2016 5:17:48 PM
  • Feds consider cut to catch of herring, a key food web fish
  • The herring fishery takes place in New England and the mid-Atlantic, but is principally based in Maine and Massachusetts. It was worth a little less than $30 million in 2014, when fishermen caught 92,000 metric tons.
  • westernmassnews.com
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  • 6/22/2016 4:24:43 AM
  • My Turn/Meyer: Where are our fish?
  • I’d like to change the name of a Commonwealth agency. What would you think about the Massachusetts Division of “Manufactured” Fisheries and Wildlife? I think it would offer a much better picture of the agency’s focus, particularly here in the ...
  • Recorder
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  • 6/17/2016 11:35:58 PM
  • Extreme Fishing with Robson Green
  • During a visit to America's eastern seaboard, the actor hunts for shark and bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic, before joining local fisherman Jim Ryan on his trawler to look for Massachusetts lobster. He is then forced to travel hundreds of miles south to
  • Radio Times
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  • 6/16/2016 8:09:34 PM
  • NOAA Closing Area Southeast Of Cape Cod To Scallop Fishing
  • NANTUCKET, Massachusetts (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is closing one of the key fishing areas off of New England where fishermen seek scallops. The administration is closing the Nantucket Lightship North Scallop Access Area ..
  • WABI-TV | WABI
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  • 6/16/2016 12:57:05 AM
  • NOAA closing area southeast of Cape Cod to scallop fishing
  • NANTUCKET, Massachusetts (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is closing one of the key fishing areas off of New England where fishermen seek scallops. The administration is closing the Nantucket Lightship North Scallop Access Area ..
  • Stamford Advocate
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  • 6/15/2016 4:21:41 PM
  • NOAA closing area southeast of Cape Cod to scallop fishing
  • NANTUCKET, Massachusetts (AP) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is closing one of the key fishing areas off of New England where fishermen seek scallops. The administration is closing the Nantucket Lightship North Scallop Access Area to
  • westernmassnews.com
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  • 6/15/2016 12:32:37 PM

Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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