DEEP: No Child Left Inside® Saltwater Fishing Day Saturday, August 16 at Fort Trumbull State Park

August 12, 2014
 
No Child Left Inside® Saltwater Fishing Day Saturday, August 16 at Fort Trumbull State Park
 
As part of its No Child Left Inside® program, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a Saltwater Fishing Day this Saturday, August 16 at Fort Trumbull State Park, New London.  The event will take place rain or shine from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Instructors from Connecticut Aquatic Resource Educators (CARE) will be on hand to provide instruction, fishing equipment, and bait for anglers of all ages.  People over 16, however, must have a Saltwater Fishing License.
 
“I encourage everyone who loves to fish and all those who want to learn to fish, to come to beautiful Fort Trumbull State Park this Saturday to take advantage of Saltwater Fishing Day,” said DEEP Deputy Commissioner Susan Whalen.  “Our dedicated CARE instructors will be on hand to make sure all of the anglers regardless of age have a wonderful day with family and friends enjoying the outdoors and hopefully catching a fish or two.”
 
Obtaining a Marine Waters Fishing License:
Saltwater Fishing Licenses are available through the Online Sportsmen Licensing System, some DEEP offices, and participating Town Clerks and retail vendors.  Licenses cost $10 for Connecticut residents age 16-64.  The license is free for state residents 65 and older.  For out-of-state residents, the cost is $15 for all anglers 16 and older.

For more information on the Saltwater Fishing Day contact Tom Bourret at thomas.bourret@ct.gov or 860-663-1656.