Connecticut's Trout and Salmon Stamp

The Trout and Salmon Stamp is a $5.00 stamp ($3.00 for CT residents age 16-17) that expires at the end of each calendar year. The stamp is required for anyone 16 or older who:
  • Harvests trout, kokanee, or Atlantic salmon from any water
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  • Fishes in one of the four following trout and salmon waters:
  1. Trout Management Areas
  2. Wild Trout Management Areas
  3. Trout Parks
  4. Atlantic Salmon Management Areas

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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).

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To stay up to date on our trout and salmon stockings, follow us on Facebook, read our Trout Stocking Report, or use our Interactive Trout Map. Tight lines!

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). 

Buy your Fishing License or Trout and Salmon Stamp online today!

"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

Fly casting into the fog on the wild and scenic Farmington River.



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Please contact the Fisheries Division with any questions. 

Phone: 860-424-FISH (3474)

Content last updated June 2020