Every true angler has that one special fishing spot, the one place he or she can always count on to reel one in. Not surprisingly, many have come to refer to their special spot as Massachusetts, where you’ll find an extraordinary amount of great freshwater and saltwater fishing, all four seasons.

For freshwater fishing, you’ll enjoy more than 500 lakes, ponds, rivers and streams stocked annually with trout, bass, herring, salmon and many other varieties. Venues range from the ice-cold streams of the Berkshire Hills to the mighty Connecticut and Merrimack Rivers.

If you’re a saltwater angler, on the other hand, you will be treated to the likes of bluefish, tuna, cod, haddock, halibut and sea bass onboard charter boats, leaving from numerous Massachusetts ports in the Cape and the Islands region and up and down the coastlines.

If you’re docking in Nantucket, consider the Nantucket Boat Basin. You’ll have access to bathrooms, showers, electric, gas, internet connections, and more.

For more information about fishing in Massachusetts, please visit Massachusetts Dept. of Fish and Game

Watch a video on fishing the coast of Massachusetts from the Division of Marine Fisheries.

Read an article on taking children on their first fishing trip.

  • Sudbury River

  • Orleans

  • Martha's Vineyard

  • Charles River, Boston

  • Nantucket

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    315 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
    240 saves

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • World's End +
    143 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Spirit of Boston +
    97 saves

    Spirit of Boston

    Boston

  • Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch +
    75 saves

    Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

    Gloucester

  • Cape Cod Sailing Excursions and... +
    67 saves

    Cape Cod Sailing Excursions and...

    Hyannis

  • Doane's Falls +
    65 saves

    Doane's Falls

    Royalston

  • Maritime Gloucester +
    65 saves

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    59 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Plymouth Cruises +
    50 saves

    Plymouth Cruises

    Plymouth

  • Monomoy Island Excursion +
    47 saves

    Monomoy Island Excursion

    Harwich Port

  • Historic Boston Harbor Sailing Tours +
    36 saves

    Historic Boston Harbor Sailing Tours

    Boston

  • Schooner Thomas E. Lannon +
    34 saves

    Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

    Gloucester

  • MOCEAN +
    33 saves

    MOCEAN

    Mashpee

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    26 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Bay Spirit Tours +
    24 saves

    Bay Spirit Tours

    Hyannis

  • Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row +
    24 saves

    Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row

    Marblehead

  • Sea Shuttle +
    23 saves

    Sea Shuttle

    Salem

  • Essex River Cruises & Charters +
    22 saves

    Essex River Cruises & Charters

    Essex

  • Pilgrim Belle Harbor Cruises +
    21 saves

    Pilgrim Belle Harbor Cruises

    Plymouth

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