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Fishing Rhode Island

EZFishing brings you Rhode Island'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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Rhode Island Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Fishing Regulations

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Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Rhode Island's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Rhode Island Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Rhode Island.

  • Fish Passage Research Helps Fish Get to Spawning Grounds
  • The Blackstone River in Rhode Island is where one of the Nation’s first fish passages was built back in 1714 to help fish navigate past manmade obstructions so they could complete their instinctual migration cycles. The Blackstone River in Rhode Island ...
  • Environmental News Network
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  • 6/7/2018 12:37:00 PM
  • Apprenticeship teaches the ins and outs of fishing
  • A collaboration between Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island (CFCRI) and the University of Rhode Island, the program is funded fully through Real Jobs Rhode Island. “There’s a desperate need for new crew members,” explained Fred Mattera ...
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  • 6/2/2018 2:32:00 PM
  • Fishing Report: Licensing regulations reviewed
  • The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management reviewed proposed commercial, party and charter boat licensing regulation changes at a workshop held at the University of Rhode Island last week. Items on the agenda included commercial fishing ...
  • MSN
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  • 6/1/2018 3:09:00 PM
  • Fishing industry says it is threatened by offshore power development
  • Officials in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are rejoicing about the surge in offshore power developments. But one group of workers is not happy about the development. “Offshore wind threatens the future of commercial fishing on the east coast of America ..
  • WJAR
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  • 6/1/2018 9:59:00 AM
  • FishOn: Wives group wins $12K to promote local fleet's catch
  • And they're willing to make it worth their while. The program, organized by the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation and the University of Rhode Island, involved tagging lobsters with special green tags. As an incentive for lobstermen who find any of .
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/29/2018 6:46:00 PM
  • Wives group wins $12K to promote local fleet's catch
  • And they're willing to make it worth their while. The program, organized by the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation and the University of Rhode Island, involved tagging lobsters with special green tags. As an incentive for lobstermen who find any of .
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/27/2018 10:13:00 PM
  • State closes several shellfishing areas
  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island environmental officials have closed some shellfishing areas around the state. The Department of Environmental Management announced Friday that about 46 acres of Bluff Hill Cove between Great Island and the Narragansett
  • The Washington Times
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  • 5/26/2018 8:48:00 AM
  • USGS Fish Passage Research Helps Fish Get to Spawning Grounds
  • The Blackstone River in Rhode Island is where one of the Nation’s first fish passages was built back in 1714 to help fish navigate past manmade obstructions so they could complete their instinctual migration cycles. More than 300 years later and not far ..
  • USGS
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  • 5/25/2018 7:21:00 PM
  • Free Fishing Days planned for this weekend
  • The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, are Free Fishing Days in Rhode Island. Rhode Islanders and visitors alike can fish in the state's freshwaters on both days for all species of .
  • Cranston Online
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  • 5/7/2018 10:45:00 AM
  • New Regs for Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass in N.E.
  • Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. Further, the Board initiated new management action for the 2019 black sea bass recreational fishery and tasked the Plan Development Team to develop a white paper to consider the impacts of changes in black sea bass .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/7/2018 5:56:00 AM
  • NO FLUKE: When the water’s cold, the fish stay home
  • The frequency of stocking that has taken place and size of fish being stocked by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has been outstanding. The best ever.” Some say the largemouth bass bite has slowed a bit due to the cold weather.
  • The Sun Chronicle
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  • 5/5/2018 2:21:00 AM
  • Fishing Derby casts a great time
  • Once the older kids ages 8 to 12 collected their gear, the younger set featuring upstart anglers ages 4 to 7 took over and wound up with all kinds of trout and small fish that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management stocked in the park’s ..
  • Johnston Sun Rise
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  • 5/4/2018 5:02:00 PM
  • Free Fishing Days planned for this weekend
  • The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, are Free Fishing Days in Rhode Island. Rhode Islanders and visitors alike can fish in the state's freshwaters on both days for all species of .
  • Johnston Sun Rise
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  • 5/3/2018 5:39:00 PM
  • NO FLUKE: Try tautog fishing while waiting for the big bass
  • Snug Harbor Marina is at 410 Gooseberry Road, South Kingstown. Freshwater fishing for trout is still very good at stocked ponds in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. K. “Onley Pond at Lincoln Woods has trout in the two to three pounds range with an ...
  • The Sun Chronicle
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  • 4/28/2018 2:56:00 AM
  • Fishing Derby plans to reel in the fun
  • First off, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Agency (DEM) will again stock the pond located inside Johnston War Memorial Park with fish – mostly trout – for the event. Likewise, officials from Save the Lakes, an important non ...
  • Johnston Sun Rise
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  • 4/26/2018 5:28:00 PM
  • Try tautog fishing while waiting for the big bass
  • Sue AnderBois, Rhode Island’s Director of Food Strategy said, “In the Ocean State, our fisheries are part of our identity – and we are so lucky to have access to diverse and high-quality seafood…This class – and efforts like it – help connect ...
  • Johnston Sun Rise
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  • 4/26/2018 4:27:00 PM
  • Fish Wrap: Two tales of survival of the fishes
  • Rhode Island prohibits harvesting them now but commercial vessels still catch them by the metric ton as bycatch in the sea herring fishery. "Thousands of river herring, shad and eel are now returning to the Pawcatuck and serve as key forage species to ...
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  • 4/21/2018 6:41:00 PM
  • Spring is on the way as is World Fish Migration Day
  • Historically, Rhode Island has done a sum zero job of celebrating this important day so if you have a moment, please read through their mission at worldfishmigrationday.com and maybe even visit a neighboring state to celebrate another wonderful rite of Spr
  • ricentral
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  • 3/17/2018 3:18:00 PM
  • NO FLUKE: A lot more than fishing gear at the Fishing Show
  • The New England Saltwater Fishing Show held at the Rhode Island Convention Center last weekend was a big success. The three-day show had a vibe that I have not felt in recent years. Show attendance was great as usual, but last weekend sales were brisk ...
  • The Sun Chronicle
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  • 3/17/2018 2:47:00 AM
  • Identify Fish on Sonar
  • Pitasi fishes with the Raymarine CP470 CHIRP sounder with an Airmar B175H transducer aboard his 205 Triton 26-foot center console, targeting striped bass and bluefish along the rips and reefs off Rhode Island. “Most of the time, we’re ­after striped ...
  • Salt Water Sportsman
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  • 3/14/2018 1:39:00 PM
  • After 250 Years of Dams, Rhode Island River Restored for Migratory Fish
  • The last time fish could migrate unimpeded on Rhode Island’s Pawcatuck River, the United States was not yet a nation. George Washington was a surveyor, not a general or a president. That’s about to change, as American shad, river herring, sea-run brook ...
  • blog.nature.org
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  • 3/13/2018 1:33:00 PM
  • Event of the Week: 2018 RI Saltwater Fishing Show
  • The largest saltwater-focused fishing show in the Northeast will take place this weekend (MARCH 9-11) at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. The show features the latest rods, reels, lures, boats, motors, apparel, magazines ...
  • New England Boating & Fishing
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  • 3/8/2018 7:56:00 AM
  • RI launches online system for fishing, hunting licenses
  • Rhode Island hunters and fishers can procure their licenses online. It will let the state Department of Environmental Management review data quickly, according to spokesman Michael Healey. “It’s going to make it a lot leaner, a leaner process to have ...
  • WJAR
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  • 3/2/2018 4:48:00 AM

Rhode Island Guides/Outfitters

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Rhode Island Fishing Clubs

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