DEEP: Fishing

Fishing - Share the Experience

{BNR 150th Anniversary Logo} NEW! Join us in celebrating 150 Years of Natural Resource Conservation in Connecticut! Throughout 2016, we will look back at our history and also look ahead to the future of natural resources in our state. Follow along with the celebration and participate in special events to be held year-long. Check out our historical timeline: Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources Through the Years.
Division News - Quarterly reports from the Inland Fisheries and Marine Fisheries Divisions. 

May 24, 2016
Featured are several CT State Record photos, a spring carp fishing article and angler shared photos of spring fishing trips.

May 10, 2016
Visit one of the Fishway Open Houses located throughout the state to get a close-up view of migrating fish.  Staff will also be available to answer questions.  For events outside of Connecticut, please visit

April 26, 2016
DEEP Seeking Public Input on
Barn Island WMA Management Assessment Report

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife Division is seeking public input on a Management Assessment Report prepared by Connecticut College for DEEP’s Barn Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Stonington. At just over 1,000 acres, Barn Island is Connecticut’s largest, most diverse, and ecologically significant coastal wildlife management area. The report, which is entitled, Management Assessment Report – Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, Stonington, Connecticut, can be found on the DEEP website at

April 14, 2016
Bonus Striped Bass Fishing Program
Reporting cards & Tags available Wednesday, April 20th.  The Bonus Striped Bass Program will run from May 1 through December 31 in 2016. DEEP will distribute TWO Harvest Tags and Harvest Report Cards per license holder this year. The tag must be securely affixed to the jaw of the fish immediately upon harvest and must remain on the fish until you arrive home.

April 8, 2016
Notice to Fixed Gear Fishermen
A survey to determine the locations of documented and reported historic shipwrecks is planned for April, May and June in discrete near shore waters near Stamford, Bridgeport and New London using towed side scan sonar and marine magnetometers.

Content last updated April 18, 2016