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Frenchtown Park Pond Stocked and Ready for Opening Day of Fishing!RI DEM Fish and Wildlife opening day of fishing is this Saturday, April 14, 2018.
DEM is stocking about 80,000 brook, brown, and rainbow trout into Rhode Island ponds and streams in preparation for the freshwater fishing season.
Frenchtown Park Pond, access located on Frenchtown Road from the parking lot behind the Community Services & Parks building, is part of the stocking program. (no boating access)
A current fishing license and a Trout Conservation Stamp certification are required to keep or possess trout or to fish in a catch-and-release or "fly-fishing only" area. DEM encourages everyone to get their freshwater license through their new online licensing system before Saturday to ensure they're able to get on the water for the first day of trout fishing season.
For information about hunting and fishing in Rhode Island, please contact DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife at (401) 789-0281 or email them.