What Is New


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

Most Current

4/9/2022 - Fish Consumption Advisory for the Hockanum River - Details here

4/8/2022 - Simple overview of Freshwater Fishing Regulations - Pamphlet

4/1/2022 - Formal Public comment period closed. Stay tuned for updated inland sportfishing regulations (expected July of 2022).  

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.

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)
E-mail: deep.inland.fisheries@ct.gov

Content last updated April 2022.