Recreational Fisheries News
Closure of Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Southern Trophy Fishery on April 11, 2014 | (4/9/2014)
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing April 11, 2014 The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) closes the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Angling category fishery for large medium and giant "trophy" BFT (measuri...

DNR and Partners Renovate Boating Facility in Nanjemoy | (4/4/2014)
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and partners have completed renovations to the Friendship Farm Park boating access facility, completely rehabilitating the 40-year-old launch site. Now open to the public, the significant facility improvements p...

NRP Issues Upper Potomac River Advisory | (4/1/2014)
The Maryland Natural Resources Police has announced - based on information received from the National Weather Service and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency - that boating and other recreational use of the Upper Potomac River, including its creeks and st...

NRP Blotter | (3/26/2014)
The Maryland Natural Resources Police charged a North East man on Sunday with illegally catching striped bass. An officer on patrol at Elk Neck State Park saw Alan Dion Smith, 46, fishing south of Rocky Point and noticed he had two striped bass. The angler ...

Emergency Regulation Suspending 3 Rod Limit Per Person In Tidal Waters Is Approved | (3/21/2014)
The Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review Committee has approved the emergency regulation. There is no longer a 3 fishing rod limit per person in tidal waters. The emergency regulation is effective beginning March 20, 2014 and will remain in effe...

DNR Launches Sport Fishing Guide Cover Photo Contest | (3/7/2014)
Calling all photographers! The Department of Natural Resources has a Maryland Fishing Guide cover in need of an exciting snapshot! The shot that best showcases Maryland sport fishing will be featured on the cover of the 2015 Maryland Fishing Guide. The winner...