DEEP: Fishing

Fishing - Share the Experience

Trout and Salmon Stamp Regulation - Effective March 9, 2018
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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.
{BNR 150th Anniversary Logo} The DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources celebrated 150 Years of Natural Resource Conservation in Connecticut in 2016. We looked back at our history and also forward to the future of natural resources in our state. Check out our historical timeline: Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources Through the Years and see what it was like "Then and Now."
Division News - Quarterly reports from the Inland Fisheries and Marine Fisheries Divisions. 

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)

December 20, 2018
Effective immediately the commercial landing limit for summer flounder will be reduced to zero pounds. Effective 0001 hours, Sunday, December 23, 2018, the commercial landing limit for black sea bass will be reduced to zero pounds. (N18-24)

The DEEP Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission to gather input on Draft Addenda XXXI and XXXII to the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Plan. (N18-20)
Public Hearing to be held November 5, 2018
Public comment accepted until November 29, 2018
September 27, 2018
Effective 0001 hours Monday, October 1, 2018, the scup commercial fishery possession limit will be 28,500 pounds. (N18-19)

May 23, 2018
At its November 2017 meeting, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Menhaden Board passed Amendment 3 to the Menhaden Fisheries Management Plan. (N18-10)

May 15, 2018
Discover Outdoors Connecticut
On Saturday, September 22, 2018 CT DEEP will host Discover Outdoors Connecticut. This fun-filled event explores Connecticut's fish and wildlife resources and legacy of outdoor traditions, with live animals, demonstrations, archery, fish casting, fly tying, shooting clays, kid's activities, outdoor skills, a photo contest, and more.

May 4, 2018
At the spring meeting the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved revised measures for the 2018 recreational black sea bass fishery. (N18-08)

March 9, 2018
The new Trout and Salmon Stamp regulation became effective March 9, 2018.  Please see the Trout Stamp FAQ’s and Trout Stamp Brochure for additional information.


Content last updated April 2019