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Freshwater & Diadromous Fisheries

The Freshwater and Diadromous Fisheries section of the RI Division of Fish and Wildlife is located at the Great Swamp Field Headquarters, Great Neck Road, West Kingston, RI 02892 (401) 789-7481. The staff is responsible for the research and management of the freshwater and diadromous fisheries resources of the state. This includes pond and stream fisheries surveys, restoration and management of diadromous fish runs, the operation of four freshwater hatcheries, the management of sound stocking programs, and the organization of execution of Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) programs.

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Trout Stocking Updates

Spring 2022

 
  • 5-25-2022
    Shippee Saw Mill Pond, Foster
    Carbuncle Pond, Coventry
    Meadowbrook Pond, Richmond
    Pawcatuck River, Lower Shannock Access, Charlestown, Richmond Landing, Westerly

  • 5-24-2022
    Browning Mill Pond, Exeter
    Breakheart Pond, Exeter/West Greenwich
    Pawtuxet River North and South Branches, Scituate/Cranston/Coventry/West Warwick
    Pawcatuck River, Bradford/Hopkinton/Westerly; Burdickville Access, Hopkinton/Charlestown; Lower Shannock Access, Charlestown, Richmond Landing, Westerly; Bradford, Westerly
    Wood River; Woodville, Richmond/Hopkinton

  • 5-23-2022
    Olney Pond, Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln
    Upper Rochambeau Pond, Lincoln
    Willett Pond, East Providence
    Wyoming Pond, Hopkinton/Richmond
    Wood River Barberville Access (KG Ranch Road), Richmond/Hopkinton; Hope Valley Fishing Area (Dow Field), Hope Valley; Grantville (Route 95), Richmond/Hopkinton

  • 5-20-2022
    Roundtop Ponds, Burrillville
    Spring Grove Pond, Glocester
    Peck Pond, Burrillville

  • 5-20-2022
    DEM Restocking More than 20 Freshwater Areas in Time for Memorial Day Weekend
    View Press Release

  • 5-19-2022
    Melville (Upper) Pond, Portsmouth
    Simmons Mill Pond, Little Compton
    Eight Rod Farm Pond, Tiverton
    Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown
    Barber Pond, South Kingstown

  • 5-19-2022
    Melville (Upper) Pond, Portsmouth
    Simmons Mill Pond, Little Compton
    Eight Rod Farm Pond, Tiverton
    Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown
    Barber Pond, South Kingstown

  • 5-2-2022
    Barber Pond, South Kingstown
    Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown

  • 4-29-2022
    Simmons Mill Pond, Little Compton
    Stafford Pond, Tiverton
    Tiverton Trout Pond, Tiverton
    Upper Melville Pond, Portsmouth

  • 4-28-2022
    Falls and Flat River, Exeter and West Greenwich
    Deep Pond, Exeter
    Wood River (Alton, Rt. 165 Check Station, Barberville, KG Ranch Rd., Grantville Rt. 95, Dam and Park, Woodville), Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond
    Pawcatuck River (Bradford, Richmond Landing, Shannock), Hopkinton, Richmond, Charlestown, Westerly

  • 4-27-2022
    Peck Pond, Burrillville
    Ponaganset River, Foster
    Foster Green Acres, Foster
    Ashville Pond and River, Hopkinton
    Ashaway River, Hopkinton
    Meadowbrook Pond and River Access, Richmond
    Wood River (Alton, Rt. 165 Check Station, Barberville, KG Ranch Rd., Grantville Rt. 95, Dam and Park, Woodville), Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond
    Frenchtown Park, East Greenwich<

  • 4-26-2022
    Lloyd Kenney Children's Pond, Hopkinton
    Brushy Brook, Hopkinton
    Blackstone River, Cumberland and Lincoln
    Upper Rochambeau Pond, Lincoln
    Wyoming Pond, Hopkinton and Richmond The Wood River section of Rt. 165 check station to Barberville

  • 4-21-2022
    Olney Pond, Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln
    A.L. Mowry Pond, Smithfield
    Harris River, Woonsocket
    Willett Pond, East Providence

  • 4-21-2022
    Roundtop Ponds and Brook, Burrillville
    Spring Grove Pond, Glocester
    Chepachet River, Glocester and Burrillville

  • 4-20-2022
    Pawcatuck River (Bradford, Richmond Landing, Shannock), Hopkinton, Richmond, Charlestown, Westerly
    Pawtuxet River, North and South, Scituate, Cranston, Coventry, West Warwick
    Hunt River, East Greenwich and North Kingstown
    Browning Mill Pond, Exeter
    Roaring Brook, and ponds, Exeter
    Frosty Hollow Children's Pond, Exeter
    Breakheart Pond, Exeter

  • 4-20-2022
    A second round of spring stocking will occur beginning Tuesday, April 19 through May 2. Over 40 plus, freshwater areas will be restocked
    View Press Release

  • 4-19-2022
    Meadow Brook Pond, Richmond
    Carolina Trout Pond, Richmond
    Carbuncle Pond, Coventry
    Shippee Saw Mill Pond, Foster
    Moosup River, Coventry

  • All trout stocking locations, except those with a strikethrough their name, have been stocked in anticipation of opening day. View the list here. Please check back for additional stocking updates throughout the season.
    View Press Release

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Great Swamp Field Headquarters
Great Neck Road
West Kingston, RI 02892
Phone: (401) 789-7481
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