Supporting RI saltwater fishing
The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association is a nonprofit organization, created to provide a forum for recreational saltwater anglers; to provide education to members and the public concerning fishing techniques, improved catches, and overall enjoyment of fishing; to foster sportsmanship; to support marine conservation and sound management of fisheries resources; and provide a unified voice to preserve and protect the rights, traditions and the future of recreational fishing in Rhode Island.JOIN TODAY RENEW TODAY
Advocating for Recreational Anglers
Our Mission calls for strongly advocating for recreational anglers in Rhode Island. Here are the latest position papers and letters about current issues affecting our community.
The association’s day-to-day operations are managed by our executive director, Capt. Greg Vespe. The board is led by Dawn Filliatreault Wood assisted by Capt. Richard Hittinger. Many additional voulenteers enable our organization to operate effectively – please visit the about us page for a full list.
A ten year member or RISAA, Greg became the executive director of our organization during the fall of 2021. Considered one of RI’s top anglers, Greg has presented seminars for RISAA and other local clubs as well as multiple presentations at the New England Saltwater Fishing Show.
Dawn Filliatreault Wood
Dawn has been a RISAA member for 14 years and is now serving her fourth year on the board and first year as the President. She serves as Chair of the Education Committee, Chair of the Membership/Welcome Committee and is a member of the Legislative, and New England Saltwater Fishing Show committees.
Capt. Richard Hittinger
1st Vice President
Rich is now in his 15th year as an officer. He is chairman of the RISAA Legislative and Artificial Reefs Committees. He also serves on the Political Action Committee and Youth Fishing Camp committee. Rich represents RISAA on several state fisheries and environmental groups.
Member Benefits – Fluke
Interested in Fluke fishing in Rhode Island? Here are some of the great benefits we offer our members this year to help them take advantage of this fishery.