Find out where RI DEM supplies local waters with trout for the fall fishing season
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management (DEM) said on Tuesday it will begin stocking trout in freshwater state waters from Friday October 1 through Friday October 8 for the fall fishing season.
“With clear, cool weather and lighter crowds than in the spring, fall is a great time to try and bring back a trout,” said Terry Gray, acting director of DEM. “The dedicated DEM hatchery staff have been busy raising plentiful trout for anglers. Buy your trout tampon today, put on your waders and go out and have fun!
Places to stock rainbow trout and speckled trout
Barbers Pond, South Kingstown
Barberville Dam, Wood River, Exeter
Bradford Landing, Pawcatuck River, Hopkinton
Breakheart Pond, Exeter
Browning Mill Pond, Exeter
Carbuncle Pond, Coventry
Carolina Trout Pond, Richmond
Check Station, Route 165, Wood River, Exeter
Cronan Landing, Wood River, Hopkinton
Dow Athletic Field & Dam, Wood River, Hope Valley
Eight Rod Farm Pond, Tiverton
Grantville, Highway 95 Underpass, Wood River, Richmond
Kings Factory Bridge, Pawcatuck River, Charlestown
Meadow Brook Pond, Richmond
Olney Pond, Lincoln State Park, Lincoln
Round Top Ponds, Burrillville
Shippee Sawmill Pond, Foster
Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown
Spring Grove Pond, Gloucester
Stafford Pond, Tiverton
Upper Pawtuxet, Coventry
Willet Pond, Providence East
Woodville, Wood River, Richmond
Water levels and temperatures at these locations will be reassessed at the time of seeding. Please note that due to low water and cyanobacterial (blue-green) algae alerts, several areas normally populated by trout are not on this list. When conditions improve later in the season, other areas may be considered for stocking trout.
Daily updates on trout stocking will be available on DEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Outdoor Education Facebook page or by calling 401-789-0281 or 401-539-0019 . DEM would like to remind fishermen of the following freshwater fishing regulations:
The minimum size of all species of trout or char, taken in State waters, must be eight inches, measured from tip of snout to tip of tail. This regulation applies to both wild and stocked trout.
The minimum size for domestic or landlocked Atlantic salmon must be 11 inches in total length.
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The Beaver River in Richmond is now designated as a no-kill, “capture and release area”. This includes the portion of the confluence of the Beaver and Pawcatuck rivers, located downstream from Shannock Hill Road, in Richmond, and upstream to the New London toll highway, in Richmond. Fishing is permitted with artificial lures fitted with a single barbless hook or barbless hook that has been crimped, and all caught fish must be returned to the water immediately. Possession of any trout, salmon or char while fishing in this section of the river will be the primary evidence that the trout, salmon or char have been caught in violation of these rules and regulations.
The Beaver River has been removed from the trout stocking list; it will no longer be stocked with hatchery-reared trout.
The following activities are prohibited:
In accordance with general laws 20-11-3 of the RI, the capture of any fish in the fresh waters of the State by any means other than angling, using hooks and fishing lines, to with the exception of carp, suckers and autumn fish, which can be taken by snares, spears or bows and arrows.
And, the capture of any fish in the fresh waters of the State with a net, seine, trawl or similar device; with the exception of the landing net, for landing a fish caught by hook and line, and catching bait fish. Hawks and gillnets are prohibited.
All other freshwater fishing regulations apply.
The use of a felt outsole or any natural or synthetic porous material capable of absorbing water in any freshwater in Rhode Island is strictly prohibited. This includes all waters shared with adjacent states in which Rhode Island fishing regulations apply.
It is forbidden to enter or exit a state boat launch with vegetation attached to any type of boats, engines, boat trailers or any other means of transport or equipment to limit the spread. invasive aquatic plants.
A current fishing license and a trout conservation stamp are required to keep or own a trout or salmon. The daily trap and possession limit for trout and / or salmon individually or as a whole is five fish from opening day 2021 to December 1, 2021, and two fish from December 1, 2021 to February 28, 2022.
The trap and possession limits for trout or char captured in the Wood River between Route 165 and the Barberville dam on Arcadia Road are limited to two fish from the second Saturday in May to the last day of February, each year. Anglers are reminded to obey all fishing and boating regulations. Capture and release are encouraged for wild brook trout.
The permit fees are $ 21 for residents of Rhode Island and current members of the armed forces, $ 38 for a combined hunting and fishing permit, $ 38 for non-residents and $ 18 for a tourist permit of three. consecutive days. Licenses are free for anglers over 65 (the trout stamp is not required) and those with a 100% disability.
These fees have been increased by $ 3 per person (from $ 18 to $ 21 for residents and from $ 35 to $ 38 for non-residents) in order to generate more federal matching funds ($ 3 federal matching for each State $ 1 contributed) to increase DEM’s ability to conserve and manage fish and wildlife projects that directly benefit Rotary fishermen and hunters. Most of the fees associated with fishing and wildlife licenses and permits have not been increased since 2003.
State law requires that boaters always have personal flotation devices for each person, and that they do not drink alcohol or operate a boat. Boaters should also ensure their watercraft is seaworthy before navigating state waterways.
For a list of designated trout waters and information of interest to anglers, visit www.dem.ri.gov/fishing. For more information on DEM programs and initiatives, visit www.dem.ri.gov. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandDEM or on Twitter (@RhodeIslandDEM) for timely updates.