Mid-April marks the trout fishing season in Rhode Island. Burlingame State Park, Wyoming Pond (Wood River) and Lincoln Park - Olney Pond are just a few of the top spots for those in search of game.

Purchasing your own Rhode Island fishing license can be done online via the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management website. Do not forget to check whether the area you plan to reel your catches from is composed of fresh or saltwater since types of licenses vary depending on the area. Proceeds go directly to local conservation efforts such as conserving habitats, proliferation of marine life, and seminars geared towards caring for the environment.

For a hassle free getaway, make sure that you acquaint yourself with the local fishing laws in the area you are visiting. These regulations are strictly implemented to increase and protect fish population for the generations to come. The links below will give you detailed information regarding size and possession limits and fishing protocols.

Like most fishing areas, Rhode Island also practices the catch and release policy. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a beginner, you must possess this skill since it is one way to help in the conservation of the fish population in the area.