Department of Environmental Management stocks Rhode Island lakes and ponds with fresh fish

Department of Environmental Management. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — In time for Memorial Day Weekend, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will be stocking more than 20 freshwaters across the state with hatchery-raised trout.

An updated fishing license is required for people that are ages 15 and older. A trout conservation stamp also is required of anyone wishing to keep or possess a trout or to fish in a catch-and-release or “fly-fishing only” area. Fishing licenses can be purchased online on DEM’s new portal.

On Thursday, DEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife began a supplementary stocking of the following locations:

  • Alton Pond, Richmond/Hopkinton
  • Barber Pond, South Kingstown
  • Breakheart Pond, Exeter/West Greenwich
  • Browning Mill Pond, Exeter
  • Carbuncle Pond, Coventry
  • Eight Rod Farm Pond, Tiverton
  • Meadowbrook Pond, Richmond
  • Upper Melville Pond, Portsmouth
  • Mooseup River, Coventry
  • Olney Pond, Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln
  • Pawcatuck River, Bradford/Hopkinton/Westerly; Burdickville Access, Hopkinton/Charlestown;  Lower Shannock Access, Charlestown, Richmond Landing, Westerly; Bradford, Westerly
  • Pawtuxet River North and South Branches, Scituate/Cranston/Coventry/West Warwick
  • Peck Pond, Burrillville
  • Roundtop Ponds, Burrillville
  • Shippee Saw Mill Pond, Foster
  • Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown
  • Simmons Mill Pond, Little Compton
  • Spring Grove Pond, Glocester
  • Upper Rochambeau Pond, Lincoln
  • Willett Pond, East Providence
  • Wood River Barberville Access (KG Ranch Road), Richmond/Hopkinton; Hope Valley Fishing Area (Dow Field), Hope Valley; Grantville (Route 95), Richmond/Hopkinton; Woodville, Richmond/Hopkinton
  • Wyoming Pond, Hopkinton/Richmond

For more information on DEM’s new freshwater regulations visit their website.

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