Anglers cast a line on opening day

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Thousands of anglers are casting their lines this morning, the opening day of the freshwater fishing season. The season started at 6:00 Saturday.

The state's Division of Fish and Wildlife expects more than 20,000 people will be out catching fish. John Hebert from Woonsocket was at Slater Park Pond getting fishing poles ready for his cousins.

"I usually catch quite a few. I don't really care, the kids like catching them, and I just eat em. So it works out," says Hebert.

The state has stocked more than 100 ponds across Rhode Island with about 80,000 brook, brown and rainbow trout for opening day.

A fishing license is required in Rhode Island for anglers 15 years and older.

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