The Annisquam River is a tidal, salt-water estuary in Annisquam and Gloucester, Massachusetts, connecting Annisquam Harbor on the north to Gloucester Harbor on the south. The segment between Gloucester Harbor and the Boston and Maine railroad bridge is also known as the Blyman Canal.
The river is about 4.5 miles long, navigable, and open to the ocean at both ends. Its surface area is 1.9 square miles.
Wade fisherman flock to the marsh banks behind Nichol's Candy Store off of Route 128 in Gloucester. For boat access, go to Dufudgin Landing off of Centennial Avenue. The Annisquam River holds fish, but boat traffic can be heavy, especially on weekends.
One of Massachusetts' great fishing ports, Gloucester also offers fabulous recreational fishing opportunities. Wade fishing can be done from Good Harbor Beach, Stage Fort Park and Eastem Point. Or launch your boat at St. Peter's Park and fish the rocky shoreline.