Tag Archives: Stafford Pond

Boats gather last spring shortly before 7 a. m. start time of a weekend bass fishing tourney on Stafford Pond.

Big engines on Tiverton’s Stafford Pond stir up sediment, study says

  TIVERTON — High horsepower boats on Stafford Pond have an impact on the turbidity of water in Stafford Pond, and potentially impact phosphorus concentrations in its waters. So said a study about Stafford Pond water quality recently released by the Stone Bridge Fire District. The study is not conclusive, its author says, but “data are

With prop of other boat closing on his boat, Larry Pimentel, East Providence, points it away, as boats maneuver to land safely amidst wind and rocks at Stafford Pond ramp.

Court nixes DEM attempt to nullify new Tiverton rules for fishing tourneys

TIVERTON — A surprise legal battle about fishing tournaments on the town of Tiverton’s water supply — Stafford Pond — between the Town of Tiverton and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) began and ended in the space of four hours on Friday, July 12. DEM was the loser in its rushed bid to temporarily

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

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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

Tiverton sets hearing to regulate Stafford Pond fishing tourneys

TIVERTON —  The public will get a chance on April 22 to sound off about fishing tournaments on Stafford Pond when the Town Council holds a hearing on a slew of proposed new regulations that could affect how the tournaments are planned and organized to take place in town. The Tiverton council scheduled the hearing

Tournament fisherman  crowd Stafford Pond boat ramp.

DEM sets meeting with Tiverton officials about Stafford Pond

TIVERTON  — The scheduling of 16 fishing tournaments on Stafford Pond this summer by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has led to convening of a meeting between town officials, local legislators, and the two DEM representatives involved in making the decision. The meeting, which a DEM spokesman said is not public, is set for 2