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Sven, Anya, Shotguns & a phone ringing off the hook

It doesn’t really sound like fireworks. The firing of a shotgun is a special sound; a brief bang, often a little deep toned or flat, depending on the load. In the right atmospheric conditions, the sound can travel some but it’s the sound of sport and nothing new to South County. Sven Soderberg, who along… Continue reading Sven, Anya, Shotguns & a phone ringing off the hook

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eagles, suffering cod stocks & a wicked cool fishing club

    It’s the wee hours of the new year, fishing’s slow, snow’s coming and largely it’s only the head boats out south of the beach. There are, however, a few news items of interest. The cement work is finished on the out-migration side of the Post Road fish ladder in Wakefield. This last piece… Continue reading eagles, suffering cod stocks & a wicked cool fishing club

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fishing show season, rod building & a ton of jerky

There is no snow, not even frost and the ponds haven’t hardened up yet. Columbus Day garlic cloves, planted deep in seaweed compost, have grown taller than their straw insulation, lighting up a dark garden landscape with bright green tips. Buckets full of tip-up’s and ice strainers sit idly by in corners of garages and… Continue reading fishing show season, rod building & a ton of jerky

alewives · black sea bass · block island · brook trout · dams · fancy latin words · fluke · fresh water fishing · ice fishing · kayak · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · tackle store · waxing philosophic

another year down the river…so long 2015!

a solid #fishwrap year in review in words & pictures

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final piece in our series on protecting ri brook trout

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished”, Benjamin Franklin gave us. Changing the status of the Upper Wood River, even temporarily, requires a change in regulation and in our understanding of how critical rivers are. The regulation part is problematic for Christine Dudley, DEM’s Deputy Chief of Freshwater and Anadromous Fisheries. She knows well that “laws… Continue reading final piece in our series on protecting ri brook trout