DEEP: Trout Parks

Trout Parks

{Trout Carnival} {Trout ticket} {Brown trout}

Trout Park? What's a Trout Park?
{Angler with trout} Is it some kind of strange fish carnival? No, actually a Trout Park is a pond or stream that will be stocked weekly with trout from the stateís fish hatcheries.

11 water bodies in Connecticut have been designated as Trout Parks. Trout Parks are located in easily accessible areas to enhance trout fishing opportunities for young anglers and novice anglers as well as for those with mobility challenges. The frequent stockings, generally between Opening Day and Memorial Day, will greatly increase an anglerís chances of catching a fish, making it a more attractive "fishing hole", particularly to children and families.

Although the Trout Parks will have more fish in them, their daily creel limit (the number of trout an angler can keep) has been reduced from five to two fish per day in order to spread the catch among a greater number of anglers.

So round up the family, get over to one of the Trout Parks and start fishing!

Trout Parks that were stocked on Opening Day
(These Parks were also be stocked with trout prior to Opening Day) 

Other Trout Parks stocked prior to Opening Day:

  • Day Pond, Colchester
  • Kent Falls State Park, Kent
  • Natchaug River, Eastford
  • Spaulding Pond, Norwich 
  • Valley Falls Pond, Vernon
{Trout Park map}

Trout Park Photo Gallery

Content Last Updated April 2008