Managing the “food ” for gamefish

Rhody Members and Friends,

Now that we’ve made some changes to the regulations on the ‘taking’ of striped bass, here

is the next big challenge to help our fisheries recover.

An interesting article is listed below. You don’t need to go to this meeting but this is just some ‘food for thought’ on where the next challenge lies.
All of Rhode Island fishermen should realize that one of the main reasons for the absence of catchable fish coming into Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island sound, is the lack of bait or forage fish for stripers and other game fish.
It time to take a real look at the managing of this forage fish. Read the article below.

Fall Fly-Tying 2014

DEM’s Aquatic Resource Education Program Offering Saltwater Fly-Fishing Workshop and Fly-Tying Programs This Fall

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish and

Beavertail at Sunset by Laura Jean

Beavertail at Sunset
by Laura Jean

Wildlife will hold several fishing programs this fall. With stripers and bluefish plentiful in Narragansett Bay, autumn is one of the best times of the year to fish. Hosted by the Division’s Aquatic Resource Education program, the programs include an introduction to saltwater fly-fishing workshop and a series of fly-tying classes. Pre-registration is required for most programs.

For over 20 years, the federally-funded Aquatic Resource Education program has been offering quality public fishing training for all ages. These programs are staffed by knowledgeable and experienced fly-fishing instructors who teach and frequent Rhode Island’s shores, fishing our beautiful waters. Most of the instructors belong to local organizations such as Trout Unlimited, Rhody Fly-Tyers, United Fly-Tyers, and many more. Together, the instructors have over 60 years of fly-fishing experience to share with participants. The goal of the program and the instructors is to train future fly-fishing anglers in what equipment is needed and how to use the equipment safely, and share pointers on where anglers can find some of the best fishing spots in Rhode Island. The varieties of programs are designed to accommodate beginning anglers on up to the advanced. Families with children 10 years of age and older are encouraged and welcome to attend.

“Fall Fly-Tying 2014″ sessions will be held on six Mondays beginning November 17 to December 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the North Kingstown Community Center. Professional fly-tyers will teach beginning and intermediate fly-tying techniques for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. All material and equipment is included. Cost of the program is $5 for each class or $25 for all six sessions. Pre-registration is recommended, although walk-ins are accepted.

For additional information and for registration materials, contact Kimberly Sullivan in DEM’s Aquatic Resource Education program at 539-0019 or via e-mail at

November Meeting/Newsletter

Rhody Members and friends,

Here is the RFR November’14 Newsletter for Email, for your reading pleasure.
This month we are honored to have as our special guest speaker, Ms. Page Rogers. Page is a noted flyfisher, fly tyer and photographer. She will be giving a fly tying presentation and instruction for 10 lucky members who are the first to sign up (instructions in newsletter). She then will present a wonderful program on fly fishing for False Albacore.
The particulars on signing up for Page’s tying instruction, and the new striped bass rules created by the Addendum just past by the Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board, plus ‘Tips for the Pros’ and other exciting news and information, are jammed into this beautiful, award winning, sort after, ‘Rhody newsletter’!
As usual we will have our famous bucket raffles, along with some very nice fly fishing equipment for sale, plus our 50th Anniversary book and poster on the Rhody history. The coffee pot is always on (with cookies) and bar refreshments are also available.
Please come and bring a friend. The general public is welcome!
Best to you all,