RI Fishing Season Begins Saturday

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Rhode Island’s Dept of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced recently that the 2012 freshwater fishing season will begin at 6 a.m. on this Saturday, April 14.

More than 20,000 anglers are expected to turn out at dawn on opening day. Approximately 80,000 hatchery-raised brook, brown, and rainbow trout with an average individual weight of one and a half pounds are being stocked by Division staff in more than 100 ponds and streams for opening day.

For more information on which ponds are stocked, which are designated for children-only, and how to obtain a fishing license in Rhode Island, check out the RI DEM press release about opening day.