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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is conducting fall trout stocking in advance of the Columbus Day holiday weekend in selected areas in Rhode Island. As Rhode Island still is experiencing a severe drought that is particularly affecting the levels of rivers and streams, some areas will not be stocked at this time. Cyanobacteria alerts also will prevent stocking in some ponds and lakes.
The following areas will be stocked with rainbow and brook trout starting Thursday, Sept. 29, and extending through Friday, Oct. 7:
Daily stocking updates will be available each afternoon. Please visit DEM’s website at dem.ri.gov/fishing, DEM Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Outreach and Education Facebook page, or call 401-789-0281 and 401-539-0019 for more information on stocking.
A 2022 fishing license is required for anglers 15 and older and a trout conservation stamp is required to keep or possess a trout. Trout stamps are not required for persons possessing trout taken from a lake or pond that shares a border with Rhode Island. Fishing licenses can be purchased online on DEM’S Rhode Island Outdoors (RIO) portal. DEM would like to remind anglers of the following changes in the Freshwater Regulations:
The following activities are prohibited:
Information about stocked freshwaters, size, and creel limits for all freshwater fish species is available in the 2021-22 Freshwater Fishing Abstract, or by calling DEM’s Great Swamp Field Office at 401-789-0281 or the DEM’s Aquatic Resource Education office at 401-539-0019. For more information on DEM programs and services, visit www.dem.ri.gov. Follow DEM on Facebook, DEM’s Outdoor Education on Facebook, Twitter (@RhodeIslandDEM), or Instagram (@RhodeIslandDEM).