Fly-tying Weekend Series Presented by Legends BNB Lodge

Legends BNB Lodge presents its first winter fly tying weekend series. All weekends include tying class (full day Saturday), Friday and Saturday night lodging, continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday and a family style dinner Saturday evening. Each instructor will highlight their go to flies taught in a step-by- step approach… Continue reading

Fishing Northeast’s 2019 Ice Gala Tournament

OK, here is the final update. As of 2pm I did not hear back from the town of Morris. I needed their approval to officially move the location to the Morris Beach, per CT DEEP. CT DEEP was fine with the move as long as Morris okayed it. So as… Continue reading

Latest Ice Conditions From The Fishing Northeast Region

Fishing Northeast strives to bring you the most up to date ice reports from New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. This report takes about two days to compile across a number of outlets and we try to bring them to you every week or two…. Continue reading

Researchers report seeing more sharks on the East Coast

Researchers report seeing more sharks on the East Coast BOSTON — It’s shark season on the East Coast. Shark sightings have prompted authorities to temporarily close popular beaches in New England, New York and elsewhere this month. And 13 people have been bitten by sharks in Florida this year. Earlier… Continue reading

NY state extends restrictions on hooks for shark fishing

NY state extends restrictions on hooks for shark fishing ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will require fishermen use circle hooks for catching sharks for two more years in an effort to protect them. A new law continues the ban on shark fishing with the traditional J-hooks that sharks… Continue reading

Charlotte the shark running ‘the gauntlet’ off R.I. coast

Charlotte the shark running ‘the gauntlet’ off R.I. coast URI researchers who tagged the mako shark last year off the coast of Maryland are fearful that she’ll fall prey to fishing boats en route to Canadian waters. SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Swimming off the coast of Rhode Island this summer,… Continue reading

New program tackles local fishing litter

New program tackles local fishing litter NORTH SMITHFIELD – Fish responsibly. It’s a simple request from Bonnie Combs, marketing director for the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, who’s on a mission to stop fishing litter by providing people with easy access to recycling containers. From Providence up through Worcester, Mass., Combs is… Continue reading

‘Ugly’ snails, once ignored by fishermen, now a prized catch

‘Ugly’ snails, once ignored by fishermen, now a prized catch LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. — Cooking a channeled whelk is not for the squeamish. But sliced and sprinkled over a bed of linguine, it’s a chewy delicacy in old-fashioned Italian eateries along the East Coast. The sea snails known by Italian-Americans… Continue reading

Rhode Island: Increased Boat Patrols Set For This Weekend

Rhode Island: Increased Boat Patrols Set For This Weekend Part of national campaign to curb impaired boating PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will join partners across the country this weekend for the annual Operation Dry Water campaign – a national crackdown on impaired boating.  DEM’s… Continue reading

House Passes Bill To Open Waters Off Montauk To Striped Bass Fishing

House Passes Bill To Open Waters Off Montauk To Striped Bass Fishing The U.S. House of Represenatives this week unanimously approved a bill that would open waters between Montauk Point and Block Island to striped bass fishing. The Senate will still have to approve its own version of the bill… Continue reading