Its time to wake up and smell the budget. Rhode Island is experiencing an economic crisis. The trout stocking practices of the past are unlikely to remain economically sustainable. To get a true sense of what it actually costs to raise and stock a hatchery trout, see the Blog page….. The times, they are a’change’n.
The Wood and Pawcatuck rivers cover over 50 miles of pristine public water intended for nature conservation and low impact recreation. So there seems to be no logical reason why there should not be limited sections of both of these rivers specifically designated for public access catch and release trout fishing ?
At this time there is none.
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Thank you for your interest with this common-sense, revenue saving/revenue generating alternative.
Continue to spread the word that many anglers share the desire to expand limited C&R fishing.
Read how C&R fishing can enhance your angling pleasure, while also increasing eco-tourism, help get kids back into fishing, and save dwindling state budget dollars. Please feel welcome to leave your comments too.
Licensed RI anglers deserve more catch and release options.
WHAT WE ARE : RIcatchandrelease is a grassroots initiative created to lend support to the discussion of enhanced catch and release trout fishing in Rhode Island. The goal is to make more public trout water available to C&R enthusiasts. We hope that the discussion of this topic will create more awareness of the desirability and advantages of C&R practices.
For anyone who wants to support increasing public C&R trout fishing options, let your opinions be heard here.
WHAT WE ARE NOT : RIcatchandrelease is not part of, or run byTrout Unlimited .
We do not wish to end the catching and harvesting of all caught fish.
We are not connected to any business, state, or political organization.
Not blaming the messenger….
Throughout this blog there may appear to be critical review of the present state of RI trout fishing regulations and management. These are policy issues. Please do not confuse this as criticism of the highly professional women and men that run our state wildlife facilities and agencies. We are deeply appreciative of the dedication to service that all RI DEM, and Fish & Wildlife, members bring to the quality of recreation that we enjoy. Particularly in these trying economic times, they are required to do more , with less, to maintain our hunting and fishing legacy . We are indebted to their service.