New England Fishing Magazine

New England Fishing is a big, bold, glossy publication that celebrates the region’s vibrant sport fishing scene. From freshwater rivers and lakes to coastal and offshore waters, NEF covers New England’s diverse array of fishing venues, fishing methods and species.


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2017 issue highlights

The Deadly Dozen

These time-proven lures deserve a place in every coastal angler’s tackle box.

Fine Kettles of Fish

Often overlooked by anglers seeking saltwater sport, Cape Cod’s many freshwater ponds offer tremendous action with largemouth bass all season long.

The Amazing Race

Expert anglers reveal their top strategies for catching striped bass and bluefish in one of the most productive—and challenging—hot spots in the Northeast.

Rock On!

How to fish the shallow boulders and ledges of Buzzards Bay for light-tackle striper action.

Call of the Canyons

A trip to the edge of the continental shelf can lead to the catch of a lifetime—but that’s only part of the adventure.

Light It Up at Candlewood

Connecticut’s largest and busiest lake hosts some of the best freshwater bass fishing in the Northeast.

Blue Plate Special

This simple, delicious recipe might just change your mind about the culinary value of the humble bluefish.

Mad About Haddock

The spring haddock bite on Stellwagen Bank is a great way to kick off the fishing season—and put some fillets in the freezer.

Mahi Mania

Your guide to finding and catching these colorful, hard-charging, high-flying summer visitors.

Catch a Batch of Sea Biscuits

Four charter captains share their advice for scoring more and bigger black sea bass from Cape Cod to New York.

Top 10 for a Trophy

Remembering these simple tips can help you score big stripers all season.

Flat Out Fantastic

For a truly eye-opening fishing experience, plan a spring trip to Cape Cod’s Brewster Flats.

Some Like it Hot

Try these warm-water tactics and you can enjoy action with a variety of game fish in Narragansett Bay through the steamy summer months.

Norwalk Rocks

A season-long smorgasbord of game and food fish awaits the angler in and around the beautiful Norwalk Islands of southwestern Connecticut

Considering the Source

The headwaters of the Connecticut cast a spell over anglers seeking world-class action with trout and salmon in a spectacular North Woods setting.


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