Since 2011 The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has created another revenue stream: Fishing Permits! Over the past summer, I think the state was pretty lenient about this as I didn’t hear of anyone being pressed about having their permit. After seeing this advertised at the NE Boat show; I don’t think the summer of 2012 will be treated the same.

Growing up fishing on the cape I never had to get a license or permit to fish. I knew that I needed one for commercial fishing but never for recreational fishing. Therefore I wanted to get the info out to the less-informed weekend-warriors, such as myself…

If you plan on fishing in Massachusetts – get your permit here:


Chip Gibson