Trout Being Stocked in Rhode Island for Fall Fishing Season

Oct 7, 2013

The state Department of Environmental Management has begun stocking approximately 6,000 brown and brook trout for the fall freshwater fishing season.

Tens of thousands of trout start their lives at the Lafayette Trout Hatchery in North Kingstown.
Credit Catherine Welch / RIPR

Trout stocking was delayed this year due to elevated water temperatures. In addition, an infestation of blue-green algae prevented the department from stocking trout in Melville Ponds in Portsmouth.

A current fishing license is required for anglers 15 years of age and older wishing to catch a fish.  License fees cost $18 for Rhode Island residents.

Trout season began in April and continues until the end of February. The daily catch limit is five.

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