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Bill, Beers, Bill, Bears, Bluebacks, Buckies. That’s no fluke…

If there’s water involved, Bill McCusker is willing to get wet. He’s a tireless volunteer and advocate, a guy who collects water samples for URI’s Watershed Watch, has happily volunteered countless hours to the Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association, dragged hoses and fought fires for the Richmond-Carolina Volunteer Fire Department, all while continuing to heft herring… Continue reading Bill, Beers, Bill, Bears, Bluebacks, Buckies. That’s no fluke…

alewives · call for action · fresh water fishing · sarcasm with a chance of humor

How to clean up your house & drink some clean water

This post originally appeared in the Southern RI Newspapers. Cold water, piles of trash bags, new flies, cold beer, stripers with lice and if you’re lucky, those mighty anadromous heros of Spring, river herring. So that’s Earth Day weekend, 2017. Fisherman Matt Toker has a set up a Facebook page called 401 Fishing and has… Continue reading How to clean up your house & drink some clean water

alewives · brook trout

Cold Water, Cold Brew at Whalers

If someone offered you a few hours of down time, chatting about rivers and fish, in an old mill, in a brewery in that old mill, filled with lots of fishy art and people tying flies and many good folks from the local Trout Unlimited chapter, would you find a few hours on a Friday?… Continue reading Cold Water, Cold Brew at Whalers

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Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

House OKs Carson bill asking DEM to report on potential effects of Trump’s cuts to environmental funding How much can volunteers be expected to do to protect our environment? STATE HOUSE – The House of Representatives today approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson asking the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to… Continue reading Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

alewives · dams · fresh water fishing · kayak

River Herring Count at Rising Sun Mills

RIDEM has one more herring count site at Providence’s Rising Sun Mills. If you haven’t been there, it’s a real beauty of a refurbished mill whose owners have a sincere desire to help the Woonasquatucket River that flows through the backyard. Where others threw shopping carts and rolled car batteries down a lazy hill into a… Continue reading River Herring Count at Rising Sun Mills

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River Herring Need Your Help (and it’s easy!)

For all those interested in volunteering for our upcoming herring counts, the trainings for new volunteers (or those who would like a refresher course) are as follows: Warwick- Buckeye Brook: Thursday, March 23th, 5PM-6PM Saturday, March 25th, 10AM-11AM Training Site: Near the Northwest corner of the Knights of Columbus parking lot, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick… Continue reading River Herring Need Your Help (and it’s easy!)

alewives · dams · fluke · fresh water fishing · striped bass · tackle store

A Fish Wrap Kind of Calendar

Everyone needs a calendar, especially one crammed with free space and a few penciled in notes about fishing contests and meetings to talk more about fishing. To o help keep us organized through the rush of this new season, here are a few key events and meetings to mark on your calendar.  April 30 and… Continue reading A Fish Wrap Kind of Calendar

alewives · dams · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

Striper Migration, Greg Sansone hits a home run & herring get a helping hand

The Spring striper migration has begun and from the doldrums of winter we quickly move to a packed spring calendar. Bass are really feeding in the salt ponds and rivers as water temperatures begin to march upwards. Avid fisherman Greg Sansone was in Maryland for a baseball game and when the weather postponed the match,… Continue reading Striper Migration, Greg Sansone hits a home run & herring get a helping hand

alewives · dams · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

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 your own business”. Last week, after approaching… Continue reading turkeys and walls for lobsters? dam that tonald drump

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bill mcwha, local hero. cole hosey, awesome fisherman

A circle on the calendar is one thing but when Benny’s Super Stores finally get the new fishing and hunting licenses from RIDEM, then we really know Spring’s Greatest Day is almost here. There always seems to be a lag between when our licenses expire, on the last day of February until when we can… Continue reading bill mcwha, local hero. cole hosey, awesome fisherman