Connecticut is fortunate to have over 180 public lakes and ponds and thousands of miles of rivers and streams teeming with a variety of gamefish and panfish. Anglers from all over the country come to Connecticut to fish for prized trout in the Farmington and Housatonic Rivers. Whether youíre looking for trophy size bass or trout in one of our special management areas, large walleye or pike through the ice or just want to relax on a warm summerís day fishing for bluegills, Connecticut anglers are provided with great opportunities to catch a wide variety of fish throughout the year. Getting a license is easy and convenient right from the comfort of your own computer via our Online Sportsmen Licensing
News and Information.
We want to get fishing related information to you in a timely manner. As such you can get near real-time posting on our Facebook page
, get periodic updates via email through our Inland Fisheries ListServ, see where the fishing is hot with our Weekly Fishing Reports
, stay in touch with our day to day efforts to enhance fish and fishing with our quarterly publication Inland Fisheries Division Program Notes & Updates
or of course our Anglerís Guide
will provide you with a key summary of rules, regulations and places to fish.
Trout Fishing-Opening Day is the third Saturday of April and for most waters closes on the last day of February.
Trout Stocking Maps
- Over 200 maps available! These maps show river and stream locations where trout are stocked.
Lake Contour Maps
- Detailed bathymetric maps of over 150 lakes in pdf format! A collaborative work of CT DEEP and UCONN.
CT River Bonus Striped Bass Program
Alewife And Blueback Herring - Emergency Fishery Closure is in effect
Aquatic Nuisance Species