RI to Stock Trout Prior to Columbus Day Weekend

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin stocking trout in ponds across Rhode Island next week in advance of Columbus Day weekend—a popular time for recreational fishing.

 The following waters will be stocked with rainbow and brook trout before Columbus Day:


  • Burrillville – Round Top Ponds
  • Charlestown – Lower Shannock, Pawcatuck River
  • Coventry – Carbuncle Pond
  • Exeter – Breakheart Pond, Browning Mill Pond
  • Glocester – Spring Grove Pond
  • Lincoln – Olney Pond (Lincoln Woods State Park)
  • North Kingstown – Silver Spring Lake
  • Richmond – Meadowbrook Pond, Beaver River, Wyoming Pond
  • Scituate – Hope Mill Landing, Upper Pawtuxet River
  • South Kingstown – Barber Pond
  • Other selected areas on the Wood and Pawcatuck Rivers.


For daily stocking updates, follow DEM’s outdoor education page on Facebook: