On the Dock

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:45pm

Fishing is a favorite island sport. The island hosts many fishing tournaments each summer like the Bluefish Derby Tournament, the B.I.V.F.D. Fishing Tournament, and the Tri-State Canyon Shootout. Both Old Harbor and New Harbor are home to charter boats that are ready to give you a taste of the thrill of hauling in a big fish — anything from a striped bass, a tuna, a bonito, mahi-mahi, bluefish or a shark! Surfcasting is always fun, with plenty of rocky shore or beach to cast from. For those who prefer freshwater fishing, there are ample angling opportunities. Popular fish in the local ponds include: large mouth bass, pickerel, yellow perch and more.

Stop by one of the island’s two bait and tackle shops for gear, bait and suggestions on what’s being caught—and where. Twin Maples is on Beach Ave. and Block Island Fishworks is on Ocean Ave. in New Harbor.



Fishing Charters


Pale Horse Charters
Light tackle fishing for the whole family.
Half and full days.
Capt. John Hunnewell
(802) 379-0336

Hula Charters
Inshore Fishing, Sunset Cruises, Family Day Trips, Wind Farm Tours
Capt. Matt King
(401) 263-FISH (3474)