Connecticut's Trout and Salmon Stamp
- Harvests trout, kokanee, or Atlantic salmon from any water
- Fishes in one of the four following trout and salmon waters:
Trout fishing in Connecticut is steeped in tradition, and as such the Fisheries Division works to provide quality fishing through diverse opportunities appealing to just about every angler and their preferences — wading or floating, harvest or catch and release, fly, lure, or bait, stocked, or wild.
Links to more information about additional trout and salmon fishing opportunities in Connecticut:
A trout and salmon stamp is required to harvest (keep) trout or salmon in these locations (no stamp is needed to fish in these waters provided the angler is releasing all trout and salmon).
- Statewide Stocked Waters
- Trout Management Lakes
- Trophy Trout Area
- Community Fishing Waters
- Kokanee Lakes
Fishing Fuels Conservation: 100% of your investment in a Trout and Salmon Stamp and a Fishing License goes to support Fisheries Programs within the DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources. Your investment is protected by law (CGS 26-15, 26-15a, 26-15b).
"The pursuit of trout means many things to many people, from creating a lifetime of memories to becoming absorbed by the water and obsessed with the fish. It can be as simple or complex as you want to make it. It is truly a great escape into nature. Connecticut's Trout and Salmon Stamp will help ensure the future of our trout fishing tradition." — William Hyatt, Retired Chief of the Bureau of Natural Resources
Please contact the Fisheries Division with any questions.
Content last updated June 2020