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 2014 edition includes articles on southern species found north of the Cape, the new Marine Recreational Information Program, and where to see your recreational permit funds at work. Winners of the 2013 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 2014 Massachusetts Saltwater Recreational Fishing Guide file size 8MB 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 2014 Recreational Fishing Guide.