Find freshwater fishing spots

Planning a fishing trip in Massachusetts? Find out where to cast your line.
find a place to fish in massachusetts

The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) has some handy resources to help you find your new favorite fishing hole. You can search based on location, get pond information, and find out if a site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Try the new fishing map to find top fishing spots in Massachusetts

Use the new digital map to find great fishing spots at lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, and coastal locations. Locations marked with a gold star, indicate areas that are very easy to access. Use the buttons at the bottom of the map for more features. You can also use the search bar at the top of the page to search for specific rivers, lakes, or towns.

We value your feedback and want to improve our tools. If you use the map, please tell us about your experience on this web page or message us directly on social media ( @massdfgMassWildlife)

View pond maps

MassWildlife's pond maps provide approximate boundaries and depths of ponds and lakes with public access. You can view a list of pond maps, or pick a pond based on its location. Each map also has general information about the pond, including the types of fish you can find there.

Check the trout stocking report

Go to Mass.gov/Trout to find out where the trout are! Choose from the list view or map view to see where MassWildlife has stocked trout. The stocking report is updated daily during the spring and fall.

Find boat ramps and fishing piers

You can find waterbodies with boat ramps or fishing piers maintained by the state. Search by town or waterbody name, or click on a location on the map for information and directions.

Find accessible fishing spots

Make sure that you and everyone you're with can get around with ease. Check a list of fishing platforms that are accessible to people with disabilities.

Reservoir fishing

The Quabbin, Wachusett, and Sudbury reservoirs supply drinking water and have special regulations. Make sure you review their guidelines before you visit:

Fishing in state parks and forests

You can fish in more than 100 state parks. Many of these locations have  ramps, shorelines, and piers that are accessible to people with disabilities. Search to find which ones are near you. Most offer freshwater fishing, although some offer saltwater fishing.

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