DEM STOCKS PONDS WITH GOLDEN TROUT FOR FREE FISHING WEEKEND

by | Apr 27, 2017 | Fresh Water Fishing, Trout Fishing

Share This Article On…

IMG_0145

a golden trout on its way

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
  • Browning Mill Pond, Exeter
  • Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown
  • Upper Melville Pond, Portsmouth
  • Meadowbrook Pond, Richmond
  • Shippee Sawmill Pond, Foster

The free fishing program was established in Rhode Island in 1995 as an opportunity to encourage people to experience freshwater fishing as a new outdoor experience and highlight some of Rhode Island’s premier freshwater fishing areas.

IMG_0147

boxes of rainbows waiting for a new home

Anglers who catch a golden trout on free fishing weekend and throughout the season will receive a free golden trout pin.  Take a picture of your catch and send it to Jessica Pena at Jessica.pena@dem.ri.gov.

Free fishing weekend does not apply to saltwater fishing or saltwater licenses. Freshwater fishing regulations on size and limits apply on May 6 and May 7. The daily creel and possession limit for trout is five from April 8, 2017 through November 30, 2017, and two from December 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018.  The use of external felt soled or any natural or synthetic porous material capable of absorbing water in any freshwaters in Rhode Island is strictly prohibited. This includes any waters shared with adjacent states in which Rhode Island fishing regulations apply.

For more information or to purchase a license, visit www.dem.ri.gov.

 

0 Comments

RECENT POSTS

FOLLOW ON SOCIAL

VIDEO REPORTS

The Sporting Shoppe at The Preserve is proud to sponsor The Preserve Fishing & Outdoor Report by Todd Corayer. The report is broadcast on WPRO 99.7 FM & 630 AM. Click to watch now.

About The Author

Todd Corayer is a lifelong fisherman and occasional hunter whose writing relies on poor penmanship, sarcasm and other people’s honest fish stories while seeing words as puzzle pieces that occasionally all fit together perfectly.

His work has appeared in The Double Gun Journal, On The Water MagazineThe Fisherman, The Bay Magazine,  So Rhode IslandSporting ClassicsCoastal AnglerNY Lifestyles, The Island Crier, and very often in the wonderful RISAA Newsletter.

You Might Also Enjoy…

fly fishing explained then we meet warren winders & cheeky reels

Fly fishing specific shows offer a glimpse into this passive riverine alter-universe…Warren is a guy who I suspect could wade into a quiet piece of shallow water, find catch net and release a fine brook trout and not think to tell you about it that night…with 18 zippers and clippers for zingers for nippers and tippets…Spin fishermen tend to be the jeans and t-shirt crowd, often with very clever use of the word “hooker”…

Rhode Island’s Trout Stocked Waters

need to know where all the fish are for this year's Opening Day? courtesy of RI DEM: Rhode Island Freshwater and Anadromous Fisheries Designated Trout Waters All designated trout waters are stocked prior to the opening day of trout season. Those areas that receive...

Public hearing for Perry Raso’s Potter Pond application finally scheduled

There are fish to be caught in Segar Cove for sure If you’re concerned about public access, which does not simply mean a pathway from land to water, then you need to be aware that Perry Raso’s application to take another three acres out of recreational use in South...

#D-STRONG!!!!

this week fish wrap is #D-STRONG  in my life fishing is an absolute it rises to the top it is what i do if i can't do i write but wait perspective check: fishing writing can wait this week we are #D-STRONG  LETS ALL BE #D-STRONG fishing can wait LETS ALL BE #D-STRONG...

turkeys and walls for lobsters? dam that tonald drump

  When you ask a person for an interview, even for just a few questions, the response typically is a pretty standard “sure” or “no thanks”. Lots of people enjoy getting their words or picture in the paper, though you do get the occasional, “Why don’t you mind...

Consider sharing this article with your fishing buddies!

We appreciate you sharing the Fish Wrap with your fishing community.