DEM stocks 25 state waterways with Brook, Rainbow trout

Includes Willett Pond in East Providence, Eight Rod Farm Pond and Stafford Pond in Tiverton

Posted 9/28/23

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is conducting its fall trout stocking at area locations in advance of the Columbus Day holiday weekend.

The effort …

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DEM stocks 25 state waterways with Brook, Rainbow trout

Includes Willett Pond in East Providence, Eight Rod Farm Pond and Stafford Pond in Tiverton

Posted

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is conducting its fall trout stocking at area locations in advance of the Columbus Day holiday weekend.

The effort includes Willett Pond in Riverside as well as Eight Rod Farm Pond and Stafford Pond in Tiverton beginning Thursday, Sept. 28 and continuing through Friday, Oct. 6. Cyanobacteria alerts may also prevent stocking in some ponds and lakes. The DEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking Brook and Rainbow trout.

The other locations include: Barber Pond, South Kingstown; Barberville to Wyoming Pond, Richmond, Hopkinton; Blackstone River, Lincoln; Bradford Fishing Area, Westerly; Breakheart Pond, Exeter; Browning Mill Pond, Exeter; Carbuncle Pond, Coventry; Carolina Trout Pond, Richmond; Cronan Landing, Richmond; Grantville to Rt. 95, Hopkinton; Hope Valley Fishing Area, Hopkinton; Kings Factory Bridge, Charlestown; Lower Shannock, Charlestown; Meadow Brook Pond, Richmond; Olney Pond, Lincoln State Park, Lincoln; Rt. 165 to Barberville, Exeter, Hopkinton; Round Top Ponds, Burrillville; Shippee Sawmill Pond, Foster; Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown; Spring Grove Pond, Glocester; Upper Pawtuxet, (Hope), Scituate; Woodville, Richmond, Hopkinton.

Daily stocking updates will be available each afternoon. Please visit DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife's Facebook Page, visit www.dem.ri.gov/fishing, or call 401-789-0281 or 401-539-0019 for more information on stocking.

A 2023 fishing license is required for anglers 15 years of age 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 following changes in the Freshwater Regulations:

The daily creel and possession limit for trout and/or salmon is five fish, of which only two can be salmon, from April 8, through November 30; and two trout and/or salmon, of which only two can be salmon from Dec. 1, 2023-Feb. 29, 2024.

Information about stocked freshwaters, size and creel limits for all freshwater fish species is available in the 2023-24 Freshwater Fishing Abstract, or by calling DEM's Great Swamp Field Office at 401-789-0281, or 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 Page on Facebook, Twitter (@RhodeIslandDEM), or Instagram (@RhodeIslandDEM).

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