PROVIDENCE, R.I. — State environmental officials say they will be stocking ponds with trout for the winter fishing season.

The Department of Environmental Management says it’s adding about 4,200 brook and rainbow trout to ponds across the state.

The hatchery-raised trout weigh one to one and a half pounds.

They’ll be added to ponds in South Kingstown, Coventry, Richmond, Lincoln, North Kingstown, Burrillville, Portsmouth, Charlestown and Hopkinton from Tuesday to Thursday.

DEM reminds prospective anglers that they must have a current Rhode Island fishing license and a Trout Conservation Stamp. They may catch up to two trout a day through Feb. 28.

The department also advises checking with individual communities about safe ice conditions on local ponds before ice fishing.

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