Saltwater fishing now requires a $10 license in most circumstances (children under 16 don’t require a permit). If you are fishing in the North River, a saltwater license is required below the Rt. 3 bridge. Above the bridge a freshwater permit is required. All fees go toward managing recreational fishing resources. 

Reminder: It is illegal to catch river herring in the state of Massachusetts!

Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Saltwater Recreational Fishing Guide