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Rhode Island

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Rhode Island
License Type Resident Prices Non-Resident Prices
Annual $18.00 $35.00
Special Trout Conservation Stamp $5.50 $5.50
Saltwater Annual $7.00 $10.00

Rhode Island is absolutely filled with fishing opportunities. From coastal waters to heavily wooded ponds and streams, this state is a welcome haven for anglers.

Rhode Island has a set fishing season. It runs annually from the 1st of March to the last day in February. Anglers are responsible for making sure they have the current year’s license, and for renewing or replacing as soon as it expires.

Landowners and immediate family members are not required to have a fishing license when fishing their own land. They are, however, required to follow all other states of Rhode Island fishing regulations.

Saltwater and freshwater regulations and licensing requirements are separate in Rhode Island. If you only fish one type of water, you are only required to carry that type of license. However, neither license acts as a stand-in for the other. If you fish both types of water, you are required to have both.

Trout conservation stamps go toward promoting habitat and populations of local Rhode Island trout so that the local populations will be available for generations still to come.

Licensed charter boats, trips, docks, and other pre-approved locations may not require individual licenses, so long as the location is itself licensed.

Revenue from Rhode Island licenses, in general, goes to paying the staff, conducting research, and habitat maintenance and conservation needed to maintain Rhode Island’s fish populations as well as the surrounding environments.

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