Thank you to John at Main Bait &Tackle in Fall River for stepping up to help combat litter at this and other fishing sites. Together we're educating patrons on the imporance of putting trash in its proper place. Visit Main Bait at 2599 Main St. Fall River, MA 02724 (508) 679-3853
God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. ~ Izaak Walton
Here is a list of best practices for fishing at Nanaquaket Bridge.
Feel free to send us a note if you have something to add to the list!
Do park in a safe spot; don't unload on the bridge or stop when someone is behind you.
Do give kids on the bridge plenty of room to fish.
Do show interest in and encourage kids that are fishing.
Do retrieve your lines to clear the way for boat traffic.
Boat traffic, do travel at a speed that allows fishermen to clear their lines.
Do share tackle and bait if someone gets stuck without/hung up.
Do park so that other fishermen can easily arrive and depart.
Do take all trash out that you brought in (or use an on-site trash can).
Do call it a day if you see lightning in the area.
Do not clean fish on the bridge.
Do not leave bait on the bridge.
Do not discard old line into the water.
Do not cast into the area of a fellow angler (especially if they’re catching fish!)
Do not use foul language (you’re on the water, but don’t curse like a sailor...)
Don’t play music that others can hear.
For Regulations regarding fishing in Rhode Island, visit this link.
(This information is provided as a convenience. However, you are solely responsible for making sure you have the appropriate licenses to fish by reviewing current requirements provided by licensing officials)
Rhode Island residents may use their RI Recreational Saltwater Fishing License to fish in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine.
Saltwater Recreational Fishing License holders from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine DO NOT NEED TO obtain a RI Saltwater Recreational Fishing License if they posses a valid license from on of the states listed above.
WHAT WILL I CATCH?
What have you caught at Nanaquaket lately?
Let us know! photos are even better!
One of the fisherfolk on the bridge last week (July 2019), Mrs. Furtado, told us she simply simmers her scup in a Portuguese sauce. We're trying that next!
Be a Porgy Pro from Noreast Saltwater Magazine
Video: How to Prepare and Fillet Scup from Johnson and Wales University via RI Public Radio.
Whole Grilled Scup from Ediblevinyard.com
Cajun Fried Scup from My Fishing Cape Cod
Ocean State Scup by Any Other Name (and wine pairings!) from Coastal Angler Magazine.
Now is the Time to Fish for Fluke from EastBayRI.com ("The fluke season runs from May 1 to December 31 in Rhode Island with a six fish/angler/day limit and a 19” minimum size.")
HARBORMASTER (401) 625-6708
Local Boaters: Can you bring this up to date?: Waterway Guide Nanaquaket Bridge
New England Boating: Tiverton Names & Numbers March 23, 2015
NEARBY BUSINESSES SERVING FISHERFOLK AND BOATERS
ADD A LISTING: If your business (or one you frequent) is located within 5 miles (by land or by sea) of Nanaquaket Bridge and it serves boaters and fisherfolk, and we've failed to include you on our list (or you want to edit what we've listed) we're happy to add you to the business listings here for FREE. Just provide us with Business name, address and phone number, url to your web page, and the category you'd like to be listed under. Business listings are a convenience for our readers, they should not be read as an implied endorsement.
We continue to add to this information page, specific to Tiverton and Nanaquaket Bridge. Use the form at the very bottom of this page to send us your ideas.
View of Quaket River from Nanaquaket Bridge, Tiverton, Rhode Island
Marcbela (Marc N. Belanger) - [Public Domain]
Our bridge across the tidal inlet to Nanaquaket Pond provides good fishing access. There is a small parking area for 20 cars on the west end of the bridge. There are also steps to the pond from an adjacent sidewalk. For complete information about Rhode Island Public Access to the Coastline see the guide from CRMC at this link.
We're looking for your photos, old and new, of your fond memories on and around Nanaquaket Bridge, to feature on this website. Please use the form below to let us know you have something to contribute.