Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Rhode Island DEM stocks 80,000 trout in advance of April 11 opening day of trout fishing season

The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife announces that the 2015 Opening Day of Trout Season will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 11. There are more than 42,000 freshwater anglers in RI, the majority of whom 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 the start of the fishing season. Several of these areas will be re-stocked with trout later this spring.

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