When you are ready to buy your Massachusetts fishing license and start fishing, you will need to consider the type of fishing you plan to do. Since there are both saltwater and freshwater fishing spots in MA to choose from, use these resources to decide which you want to start with or if you want to do some of both.

More detailed information on license types and other helpful state fishing resources can be found through the Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game.

Massachusetts Free Fishing Days:

Free Fishing Days give new anglers the opportunity to try fishing in Massachusetts without a fishing license. These events are often scheduled during National Fishing and Boating Week.