The 2024 DEEP Freshwater Fishing Regulations are now available at this link: 2024 DEEP Fishing Guide
There are no regulation changes for freshwater fishing from 2023 to 2024.
However, starting this year the Freshwater and Saltwater Regulations will no longer be combined in one booklet. Marine regulations are set through a process involving many stakeholders and are not usually completed until late February. As many of you are hitting the inland waters well before March, the Fisheries Division has opted to split the two and publish the inland regulations at the start of the calendar year. Hard copies will be distributed to many town clerks and bait and tackle shops in the coming weeks.
Marine regulations will be printed in a brochure and updated on the DEEP webpage as soon as they are finalized (anticipating late March 2024).