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Purchase Rhode Island fishing licenses for your family so that you can take advantage of some of the best freshwater and saltwater spots in the state. If you plan to try your luck at trout fishing on Olney Pond at Lincoln Woods State Park or flounder fishing from the coastal shores, you will need to have a valid fishing license and know the RI fishing laws.
Fishing laws are in place to help ensure that our fish populations remain healthy now and for future generations of anglers. Always check a current version of the fishing regulations before you plan a day on the water so that you know the laws that pertain to fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and specific waterways. Certain areas may be designated as “no kill” or “catch and release” only.
Your fishing license purchase helps to protect and preserve the sport of fishing for years to come. The fees collected from Rhode Island fishing licenses go toward fishery management, habitat development, endangered species programs, and conservation education.
Rhode Island has its own set of fishing laws and regulations that need to be followed in order to protect their fish populations
Learn how you can start protecting our aquatic natural resources.
Additional resources and information can be found directly on the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management site.
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