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.

Upcoming Events

Spring 2022

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
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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.

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