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What Is New

Changes may occur during the year. Please see below for updates.

Most Current

June 30, 2021 - Implementation of changes to sport fishing regulations in the inland district have been approved. View final regulations on the Secretary of State's Web page, this PDF, or the simple summary in our press release.

06/01/2021 - The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection continues to work toward restoring unencumbered fishing access to the Skungamaug River in the vicinity of Woodbridge Road in Coventry. Until such time, DEEP has temporarily suspended public use of an existing easement located at 80 Woodbridge Road. Stocking the waters of the Skungamaug River downstream of the Woodbridge Road bridge has also been suspended until public use is restored. Use of the easement for purposes of fisheries research and management actions by DEEP staff will continue. We encourage patience on the part of the fishing public while this matter is resolved and access for fishing restored. For alternate fishing locations on the Skungamaug and other nearby streams, please visit Trout Stocking Maps, which provides links to the Interactive Trout Stocking Maps and PDF maps of stocked rivers/streams.

05/21/2021 - Governor Lamont signs a bill (Public Act 21-12) that removes the closed season for trout. The Fisheries Division is working to adjust the impacted regulations and will have a public comment and public hearing prior to submitting the new regulations to the Legislative Regulations Review Committee- later in 2021).

03/01/2021 - Fishing Guide Shipped to License vendors and is available online.

01/01/2021 - Aquatic Invasive Species Fee for registered boats ($5 instate and $20 out of state) acquire via online licensing system.

01/01/2021 - Circle hooks required for use when fishing with bait for Striped Bass


Trout and Salmon Stamp implemented 


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Please contact the Fisheries Division with any questions. 

Phone: 860-424-FISH (3474)

Content last updated in July 2021.