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Fishing Guide (Formerly Angler's Guide)

Fishing Guides are available anywhere you can purchase a fishing license and are released in March each year. The Fishing Guide is also available in digital book and PDF formats in English and Spanish. Printed copies of the Spanish edition are available at many locations across the state.

The printed version of the 2020 Fishing Guide incorrectly states that Striped Bass are subject to a 28" minimum length limit in the Inland District. Striped Bass are subject to a 28-35" slot length limit in both the inland and marine waters of Connecticut. 

Complete Fishing Guide (2020)  |  Guía de Pesca de Connecticut (2020)

2020 CT Fishing Guide Index:

Statewide Regulations:

Licenses and Permits:

Freshwater Fishing:

Marine Fishing:

General Information:

Don't forget to enter our Annual Fishing Guide Photo Contest. You can be on next year's cover!

The Fishing Guide is intended to provide a summary of the more important rules and regulations governing sport fishing in Connecticut and to assist in the enjoyment of the angling experience. For legal purposes, the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies and the General Statutes of Connecticut must be consulted.

REMINDER: Public access to fishing waters is restricted to rights-of way designated by poster or by permission of landowner. On state-leased streams, fishermen must stay near the stream bank as indicated by signs.

For information on the latest Fish Consumption Advisory issued by the Department of Public Health, please see A Guide to Safe Eating of Fish Caught in Connecticut.


Informational Brochures/Folletos de Informacion

Educational fishing brochures (inland and marine) are also available in both English and Spanish.

Información disponible en español relacionada con la pesca en Connecticut.
Los folletos de la pesca en aguas dulces y aguas saladas fuerón traducidos al español para la distribución a la comunidad hispana residente en Connecticut.  El objetivo de los folletos de pesca en español es para ayudar a fomentar, aumentar, y promover la participación hispana en esta actividad.

Somos afortunados en Connecticut por el gran abastecimiento de peces. La población de Connecticut tiene la oportunidad a pescar a no más de 5 millas de su residencia.    Las aguas dulces de Connecticut le ofrece pescar peces tales como la Trucha, la Lobina, el Lucio Norteamericano, y el Panfish. Si su preferancia es pez de agua salada, las aguas de Connecticut le ofrece pesca peces tales como la Lobina Rayada, Summer Flounder, Anjona, y Porgy.  ¡Vamonos a Pescar!


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Please contact the Fisheries Division with any questions. 

Phone: 860-424-FISH (3474)

Content last updated June 2020