Rhode Island Fishing License 2015

Information and Where to Buy Your RI Fishing License

Interested in fishing in Rhode Island? You'll need to buy the right fishing license, either freshwater or saltwater, if you want to fish in 2015. Here's the deal...

Where to Buy Your 2015 Rhode Island Fishing License

Getting your Rhode Island freshwater fishing license or saltwater fishing license for 2015 online is one option. For the freshwater license, you need to provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number. (The saltwater form asks for a state ID number.) If you'd rather buy a license in person, you can go to a town hall or license vendor (scroll to second page of PDF). There appears to be a separate list for salwater license vendors.

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Interesting Facts About the Rhode Island Fishing License 2015

There are specific regulations for the saltwater fishing license to be aware of, including fishing sizes and limits. There's another saltwater regulations page, too, though that seems more like official legal documents than useable guidelines. They're not really clear on whether the two regulations pages cover the same ground.

Rhode Island honors reciprocal marine state licenses, including CT, NY, and MA.

Be sure to look at the freshwater regulations before you head out. See the Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife for more info about Rhode Island fishing licenses for 2015.

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