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Wild Trout Management Plan

Wild Trout are a valuable renewable natural resource, however, these self-sustaining populations (not supported by any stocking) can be negatively impacted by increased land use pressure (development and groundwater withdrawal), environmental factors (changes in climate and precipitation), and over harvest.

An action outlined within the Statewide Salmonid Action Plan -2020 is the development of a Wild Trout Management Plan. 

View the Draft Management Plan: This is the stripped down version of the plan, based upon the survey results and public discussions, the contents may be revised. The final version of the plan will be forth coming.

Take the Wild Trout Fishing Survey:  Responses will assist DEEP Fisheries Biologists with the management of wild trout in Connecticut.

Schedule of Virtual Public Discussions:

Please register to attend one or more of these virtual meetings.  A link to the meeting will be provided to all who pre-register.


Monday, November 29, from 6:30-8:30 pm Register

Tuesday, December 7, from 7-9 pm Register

Thursday, December 9, from 6:30-8:30 pm Register

Saturday December 11, from 2-4 pm Register


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Content last updated in November 2021.