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Boston Travel Guide

Fishing

Efforts to clean up the city’s waterways have heightened the popularity of recreational fishing in and around Boston.

MassWildlife Boston Office. Nonresidents can purchase a three-day Massachusetts fishing license for $23.50 at the Wildlife Boston Office, Brookline Town Hall, and some sporting-goods stores around the city. You can also buy one online at MassFishHunt. 251 Causeway St., North End, Boston, MA, 02114. 866/703–1925. www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/licensing. North Station.

Freshwater Fishing

Blue Hills Reservation. Houghton's Pond in Blue Hills Reservation is an excellent place to freshwater fish. Off Rte. 128, 840 Hillside St., Milton, Boston, MA, 02186. 617/698–1802.

Jamaica Pond. You can freshwater fish in Jamaica Pond. The pond is stocked each year by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Jamaica Way and Pond St., Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130. www.jamaicapond.com. Stony Brook, Green.

Middlesex Fells Reservation. You can fish at Dark Hollow Pond in Middlesex Fells Reservation. Off Rte. 93, Main St., Boston, MA, 02180. www.fells.org/Visit-Info.html. Oak Grove Station, Washington.

Stony Brook Reservation. Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation has excellent fishing. Turtle Pond Pkwy., Hyde Park, Boston, MA, 02136. Hyde Park, Forest Hills Station.

Saltwater Fishing

Locals who want to try saltwater fishing cast their lines from the John J. McCorkle Fishing Pier on Castle Island off Day Boulevard in South Boston and Tenean Beach and Victory Road Park off Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester.

Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area. This recreational area is known for great fishing, although no public piers are available. Reach the islands by ferry. Boston, MA. 617/223–8666. www.bostonislands.com.

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