DEEP: Fishing

Fishing - Share the Experience

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is working with the Department of Public Health and local health officials to respond to a discharge of firefighting foam into the Farmington River in Windsor originating from Bradley International Airport. The public is advised not to come into contact with foam they may encounter on the river or the river banks, and not to take fish from the Farmington River near Poquonock Avenue and south to where it enters the Connecticut River. This advisory will remain in place while officials evaluate the impact to the watershed.

Trout and Salmon Stamp Regulation - Effective March 9, 2018
{Interactive Fish Map Logo} Something Fishy in Connecticut is a new interactive fishing resource for novice and expert alike. Within a 60 minute drive you can be fly fishing the famed Housatonic or Farmington River, catching monster pike in Bantam Lake, jumbo carp from the Connecticut River, or on the Sound fishing for tasty favorites like fluke, porgy, black sea bass, striped bass and bluefish.
This interactive application has lots of great information, including interactive maps and links, providing all you need to know about Connecticut's fisheries
Division News - Quarterly reports from the Fisheries Division. 


January 17, 2020
The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is hosting a public hearing to discuss potential changes to commercial fishing regulations for horseshoe crab on February 20, 7 PM, at DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme.

January 13, 2020
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is suspending indefinitely the Bonus Striped Bass Program beginning in 2020. (N20-01)

Contact us for additional information:
Inland or freshwater topics: or 860-424-FISH (3474)
Marine or saltwater topics: or 860-434-6043
Content last updated September 2019