Fish and Wildlife

Freshwater Fishing

SECTION 20-11-3

§ 20-11-3. Fishing devices allowed.

Unless otherwise specified by regulations adopted by the department of environmental management, only a rod and reel or other device held in and operated by hand shall be used to catch, or attempt to catch, fish in the freshwaters of the state, except that suckers, fall fish, and carp may be taken by snares, spears, or bow and arrow, and minnows may be taken as provided in §§ 20-11-7 – 20-11-9. No person shall place, operate, or superintend more than two (2) of those devices for the purpose of taking or catching fish at any time, and no more than three (3) hooks may be attached to each device; provided, however, that for the purpose of fishing through ice upon the surface of any stream or freshwater pond, any person may place, operate, or superintend five (5) lines, with a single hook upon each and held by any device designed for that purpose, and provided further that every one of those lines shall be attended by a person lawfully permitted to catch fish.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 197, § 3.)