FLY FISHING


whitewater raftingfly fishing and trout fishingwhitewater kayaking
  SEARCH:  





Bookmark and Share
FLY FISHING > US > Massachusetts > Swift River

Swift River  Fly Fishing (Massachusetts) Map
COUNTRY: US   STATE: Massachusetts   (Printer Version)
TITLE: Swift River
NOTES: Near Belchertown, the Swift River is a popular tailwater fly fishery. The best section is below Quabbin Reservoir (Windsor Dam) to SR9. This stretch is an excellent catch-and-release zone for fly fishing only. The cold tailwater make for outstanding year-round fishing. There are plenty of stocked rainbow trout and brown trout, typically around 16 inches long. The lower section downstream of SR9 is known for its flat pools connected by shallow riffles. This section runs down to Cady Lane and is a catch-and-release stretch from July to December (check current schedule). It is pretty tight winding through the forest and can be difficult for casting.

To access the section below the dam, start walking from the Quabbin Reservoir main gate or walk up from the SR9 bridge. The lower section can also be accessed by walking from the SR9 bridge.

Additional printed reading material on Swift River fly fishing can be found in 50 Best Northeast Fly Fishing by from Bob Mallard.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mass. Tourism (800) 447-MASS; Rivers Edge Outfitters (978) 921-8008.
SEASON: June - Aug.
DAILY RIVER REPORT: Click Here

Swift River Levels

Swift River Video


 

No River Map Available.
Submit A River Map & Receive
A FREE Month Subscription!



Swift River  Fly Fishing (Massachusetts)
Photo Location: Herring River with Cape Cod Fly Fishing (MA/US)



© 2006-2014 MYRIVERGUIDE.COM All Rights Reserved.
Use Of This Web Site Is Covered By Our Visitor Agreement.
Home |  Mobile |  About |  Advertise |  Privacy |  Contact Us

Follow MYRIVERGUIDE.COM On Facebook  Follow MYRIVERGUIDE.COM On YouTube  Follow MYRIVERGUIDE.COM On Twitter  Follow MYRIVERGUIDE.COM On Flickr