Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Department of Environmental Management will open the freshwater fishing season on Saturday, April 13.
Fishing enthusiasts around the state will be up before dawn this Saturday in anticipation of the start of freshwater fishing season. The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife has announced that the beginning of the 2013 trout and general freshwater fishing season will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 13. More than 20,000 anglers are expected to turn out at dawn on opening day. DEM has stocked up more than 100 ponds and streams across the state with 80,000 hatchery-raised brook, brown and rainbow trout with an average weight of 1.5 lbs. There are several trout-stocked waters in the Middletown area that will open on Saturday for the season: For a complete list of trout-stocked waters, click here. “For …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Mark your calendar! A fly-fishing train ride will arrive on the island on Oct. 27.
The Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold several fishing programs this fall, including one on Aquidneck Island. Hosted by the Division's Aquatic Resource Education program, the programs include an introduction to saltwater surf-fishing and fly-fishing, and fly-tying workshops. Pre-registration is required for most programs. Fly-Fishing Express A fly-fishing safari around Aquidneck Island on the Old Colony Train will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The train will stop at several remote public access fishing areas around the island. Fly-fishing instructors will offer advice on the best flies and fly- fishing tactics. The program is designed for advanced beginner, intermediate …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Violators will face much higher fines, prison sentences of up to 90 days and forfeiture of boats and fishing equipment.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Poachers beware: Rhode Island has new, stiffer penalties for those who catch more than the legal limit on striped bass, or try to bag those that are too small. Under a bill passed by the General Assembly that has now been signed into law, the fine for violating striper limits in Rhode Island will increase substantially, and those caught could face prison sentences of up to 90 days as well as forfeiture of their boat and fishing equipment. According to the sponsors of the new law, Rep. Peter G. Palumbo and Sen. Michael J. McCaffrey, the move brings the striper penalties in line with those for violating other game limits, and aimed at preventing poachers – whether fishing commercially or recreationally – from skirting limits for their own …