Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Saltwater License Needed Jan. 1

For those who fish saltwater in early winter, here's a reminder. You need to will have a saltwater license to fish starting Jan. 1, 2011, just several weeks away. I'm sure there will be some confusion here since the 2010 freshwater license remains good to use until the last day of Feb. The saltwater license runs according to the calendar. Only in RI!
The once free National Registry will not work this year here in RI. In 2010, you could fish with either the free National Registry card or a state license. In 2011, you will be required to purchase a RI license that will cost residents $7. Here's another interesting fact. Our RI license will be good in the bordering states of MA and CT which have reciprocal agreements with RI. You can purchase licenses online or at a number of vendors. Check out the state website for more information at