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. 

The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is hosting two public hearings of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to gather input on Draft Addendum VI to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Striped Bass. The hearings will be held on Monday September 23, 2019 at DEEP HQ in Old Lyme and Wednesday September 25, 2019 at Port 5 Hall in Bridgeport.
September 9, 2019
2019 Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
Possession limits for scup, black sea bass and summer flounder will be in effect on May 1, 2019, for Connecticut's commercial fisheries. (N19-04)

December 26, 2018
This notice outlines Connecticut's 2019 commercial harvest plan for quota-managed species and other species managed under interstate fishery management plans. (N18-25)

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