Meet the Class of 2018

Fishing Regulations Rhode Island Freshwater Fishing


Located down a rural road in North Kingstown, thousands of tiny brook trout fry fight for the food that periodically falls from the automatic feeders. For the next 15 months, the young fry will be continuously fed, counted and sorted by size to ensure their health while increasing their size. Some will even travel to other State hatcheries including Perryville Trout Hatchery in South Kingstown and Carolina Trout Hatchery in Richmond, to grow out to be adults. Believe it or not, the trout will have developed from eggs to one pound adults in only 18 months and ready to be stocked into Rhode Island’s ponds, lakes, and streams for opening day. With that said, RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife proudly presents the Class of 2018!

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