State stocks ponds with trout for winter fishing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state Department of Environmental Management is stocking a total of about 3,000 trout in eight ponds throughout Rhode Island.

Trout are typically added to the ponds for ice fishing. The department says the ponds will still be stocked beginning Tuesday even though there’s currently no ice because people can fish from shore.

The winter fishing season ends Feb. 28. The stocked fish are expected to hold over for the opening day of trout season on April 11.

Anglers must have a current fishing license and trout conservation stamp to keep a trout. The limit is two trout per day.

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