Each year, the Massachusetts Saltwater Recreational Fishing Guide provides you with basic information about the Commonwealth’s recreational fishing rules and opportunities.  Available at tackle shops throughout the state and at each of our offices, this guide is updated annually to reflect the current regulations and hot topics in Massachusetts recreational angling.

The 2016 edition includes articles on new research on post-release mortality, the public access small grant program, and knowing how to handle your fish. Winners of the 2014 Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing Derby, along with rules and regulations for this year’s derby are included in the guide.

Information on recreational lobstering and crabbing is found within the Rec Guide. Can’t wait to pick up a copy from the tackle shop? Download the PDF here pdf format of 2016 Massachusetts Saltwater Recreational Fishing Guide
file size 17MB or click the image to see a digital version!

If you would like to obtain a guide, please contact one of our offices and we'll be happy to mail one off to you. Better yet, stop by if you are in the area.

Click here to view the 2016 Recreational Fishing Guide.