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New England's Boating
and Fishing Paradise
BOATERS FROM AROUND THE
WORLD fi nd harbor in more
than 50 acres of anchorage and
more than 100 public moorings.
No boat? No problem. Rental boats
and a charter fi shing fl eet await to
take visitors out on the Great Salt
Pond, the Block Island Sound, and,
of course, the Atlantic Ocean for
striped bass, bluefi sh, tuna, bonito,
mahi-mahi, shark, and more. The
island hosts premiere races and
fi shing tournaments including the
Tri-State Canyon Shootout fi sh-
ing tourney and the Storm Trysail
sailboat races.
Or take to the miles of sandy
beaches and rocky shoreline for
fl y fi shing and surfcasting. Shore
access is unrestricted around the
entire island. Just don't forget
to stop by the island's two tackle
shops for bait or suggestions
about where the action is. And
don't forget about the clam fl ats,
either!
For mooring, anchorage, licens-
ing and docking information, visit
the Block Island Tourism Council's
web site at blockislandinfo.com.
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Close To Home, A World Away
www.blockislandinfo.com