DEEP: Fishing

Fishing - Share the Experience

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is working with the Department of Public Health and local health officials to respond to a discharge of firefighting foam into the Farmington River in Windsor originating from Bradley International Airport. The public is advised not to come into contact with foam they may encounter on the river or the river banks, and not to take fish from the Farmington River near Poquonock Avenue and south to where it enters the Connecticut River. This advisory will remain in place while officials evaluate the impact to the watershed.

 
 
 
 
 
Trout and Salmon Stamp Regulation - Effective March 9, 2018
 
 
{Interactive Fish Map Logo} 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
Division News - Quarterly reports from the Fisheries Division. 


Announcements
 
December 20, 2019
2019 Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
Possession limits for scup, black sea bass and summer flounder will be in effect on May 1, 2019, for Connecticut's commercial fisheries. (N19-04)

 
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)

    
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.

 
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.

  
 
Contact us for additional information:
 
Inland or freshwater topics: deep.inland.fisheries@ct.gov or 860-424-FISH (3474)
Marine or saltwater topics: deep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov or 860-434-6043
 
 
Content last updated July 2019