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Cast for the elusive golden trout in Portsmouth

Cast for the elusive golden trout in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Willy Wonka had his golden ticket, and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has its golden trout. You’ll be able to search for the elusive fish — actually rainbow trout that are yellow except for a red stripe — during DEM’s “free fishing days” Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3 at the Upper

Sea life begins attaching itself to a small Reef Ball (photo courtesy of reefball.org).

‘Reef Balls’ plan aims to lure fish: Recreational, commercial fishermen at odds

By Bruce Burdett A bid to build a trio of artificial reefs in East Bay waters faces a hearing next Tuesday before the state’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) in Providence. The reefs would consist of “Reef Balls,” manufactured beehive shaped concrete structures riddled with holes that, proponents hope, would provide homes and gathering places

Seven boats and contestants from Team RI Bassmasters ready to begin fishing on Stafford Pond minutes before the 7 a.m. tourney start time on Sunday, April 21. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

DEM threatens Tiverton with lawsuit about fishing tourneys

TIVERTON — The Town Council Monday night postponed until May 28 consideration of a proposed town ordinance that would regulate fishing tournaments taking place on Stafford Pond. Technically, the council continued until that date, a public hearing that it had began on the the measure at Monday night’s meeting. A second ordinance — one that

Stafford Pond

Officials clash over Stafford Pond fishing tourney health impacts

 TIVERTON — The Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) and the Tiverton’s Stone Bridge Fire District are in a head-to-head dispute about the potential dangers posed by fishing tournaments to the quality of the pond water supply. The 16 fishing tournaments scheduled for Stafford Pond over the next seven months will not present a risk