DEEP is excited to be getting back to our new normal consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information for what this means at DEEP and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal Information

Freshwater Fishing

Girl with bluegillConnecticut is fortunate to have over 180 public lakes and ponds and thousands of miles of rivers and streams teeming with a variety of gamefish and panfish. Anglers from all over the country come to Connecticut to fish for prized trout in the Farmington and Housatonic Rivers. Whether you’re looking for trophy size bass, common carp or trout in one of our special management areas, large walleye or pike through the ice or just want to relax on a warm summer’s day fishing for bluegills, Connecticut anglers are provided with great opportunities to catch a wide variety of fish throughout the year. 

Getting a license is easy and convenient right from the comfort of your own computer via our Online Sportsmen Licensing system.

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Content last updated July 2019