The first herring have been spotted by the Middleborough-Lakeville Herring Fishery Commission. The first herring to arrive are known as scouts. The rest won’t be far behind! The peak is unpredictable. Late March through mid-April is a good time to check. To learn more about herring, click here.
Also, mark your calendars for an informative TRWA program at the Middleboro Herring Run at 47 Wareham Street on Tuesday, April 18th at 10:00 am. Herring commissioners will lead a talk about the fish, its migration, its place in the food chain and more. Great school vacation week activity where kids can participate in a live herring count!
The Middleboro Herring Run is also known as the Thomas Memorial Park and the Wareham Street Fish Ladder. This small park on the Nemasket River is a perfect spot for viewing the annual alewife herring run, the largest in Massachusetts with more than half a million river herring migrating upriver each spring. Stop by in mid-to late March and early April to see thousands of herring make their way upstream toward their spawning grounds at Assawompsett Pond.