DEM STOCKS PONDS WITH GOLDEN TROUT FOR FREE FISHING WEEKEND

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has announced a Free Fishing Weekend for Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 7.  Anglers are invited to fish without a fishing license or trout conservation stamp in the state's freshwater streams, rivers, ponds and lakes. 6,000 rainbow trout and 4,000 golden trout will be stocked at Peck Pond, Burrillville … Continue reading DEM STOCKS PONDS WITH GOLDEN TROUT FOR FREE FISHING WEEKEND

Birth of the Trout from Lafayette

This piece ran in the Southern RI Newspapers in time for the opening of trout season We’re on the heels of Springs greatest day.  Any calendar can announce a change of seasons but the opening day of trout season is the ultimate announcement of winter’s departure. In advance of the launching of boats and trampling … Continue reading Birth of the Trout from Lafayette

Tiogue Lake added to trout stocking program

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has announced that Lake Tiogue in Coventry will be stocked for Opening Day of trout season as a result of improved water levels in the lake. Bring on the rain! Dexter Pond in Scituate will be stocked and open to anglers of all ages as per regulation; … Continue reading Tiogue Lake added to trout stocking program

Flashback to Fish Wrap’s First Opening Day Review

A few lines from Fish Wrap's first Opening Day... April 18, 2014tcorayer Trout season opened warm clear and bright; a real bluebird morning. Boats of all shapes sizes and materials ground their way down ramps all over South County. Stocked ponds were packed to the gills for the first few hours and the Occupy Barber … Continue reading Flashback to Fish Wrap’s First Opening Day Review

A few Tips for Spring’s Greatest Day

If you're planning on fishing for trout on SPRING"S GREATEST DAY, April 8... you’ll need a freshwater fishing licence from RIDEM. Resident licenses cost $18 while visitors can fish for $35. If you want to keep your catch, a trout stamp is required for an additional $5.50. RIDEM now offers online licenses but stamps will still … Continue reading A few Tips for Spring’s Greatest Day

Stocking Fish, Burning Spots & Why Maine is So Awesome

A few weeks ago, RIDEM placed 2,000 brook trout into four regularly stocked ponds: Barber, Silver Spring, Meadowbrook and Wyoming. Depending on who you ask, stocking hatchery fish is contentious, necessary, a nuisance to local wild fish populations, tax funded fishermen assistance or a wicked good reason to huddle over a frozen February pond. At … Continue reading Stocking Fish, Burning Spots & Why Maine is So Awesome