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Deep-woods cascade along the Westfield River - Photo by Dan Minicucci

Visit the Watershed

Some of the common fish species found in the Westfield River.

Some of the common fish species found in the Westfield River.

Hunting, Fishing and Motorized Vehicle Regulations

Hunting & Fishing Regulations

There are abundant opportunities for fishing and hunting in the Westfield River watershed. To learn more about fishing and hunting seasons, regulations, permits and licenses, visit:

Massachusetts hunting & fishing regulations

For more hunting and fishing related information, check out the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s (DFW) online Guide to Hunting, Freshwater Fishing and Trapping.

Angling on the Westfield

The Westfield River is very popular with fly-fishermen

What have you seen swimming around the waters of the Westfield River? Become a savvy angler and learn to identify the freshwater fish of Massachusetts.

Motorized Vehicle Regulations

Legislation signed in August of 2010 (Ch. 202 of the Acts of 2010) brings significant changes to Massachusetts Recreation Vehicle Laws. Among the new provisions are educational requirements for young riders, age restrictions for operators of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Utility Vehicles (UTV’s), increased penalties for illegal use and the establishment of an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) program fund to support improved riding opportunities and law enforcement. This brochure provides a brief overview of the substantive change to MGL c.90B as it pertains to recreation and snow vehicles.

Help protect the Westfield River’s ORVs (Outstandingly Remarkable Values) by keeping the following in mind when operating Your ORVs (Off Road Vehicles):

For more information about the OHV Program, permits and regulations, visit: