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Fishing Connecticut

EZFishing brings you Connecticut's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Find any of the 3453 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.

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Connecticut Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Connecticut.

Connecticut Fishing Regulations

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Connecticut Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to Connecticut Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Connecticut's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Connecticut Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Connecticut.

  • Williamsburg’s New Fish Butcher Aims to Prevent Food Waste
  • The beautiful reclaimed wooden bench is from Big Reuse in Queens; the rustic Ooya stone, salvaged from a defunct Japanese restaurant, is from his hometown of Utsunomiya; and the ceramic-ware is made by Connecticut-based potter Jordan Colón. The glass fish
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  • 8/23/2016 4:32:54 PM
  • New England drought means bolder bears, stressed fish
  • On Friday, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection closed portions of the West Branch Farmington River and the Farmington River to fishing through Sept. 15 after several fish kills. "This is the first time in memory that we have .
  • San Jose Mercury News
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  • 8/21/2016 4:17:59 AM
  • DEEP Hunting and Fishing Day events planned for Franklin, Burlington
  • In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Bureau of Natural Resources, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will host two Connecticut Hunting and Fishing Days this year. The first will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept.
  • theday.com
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  • 8/20/2016 11:10:10 PM
  • Marine Preserve Proposal Ignites Debate Over Fishing
  • "But it's really stupid not to believe there will be developing fisheries in those areas [in the future]," he added. Connecticut's congressional delegation has come out fully behind the proposed marine monument, calling on Obama to create it using his ...
  • Courant
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  • 8/20/2016 9:51:26 PM
  • New England drought means bolder bears, stressed fish
  • On Friday, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection closed portions of the West Branch Farmington River and the Farmington River to fishing through Sept. 15 after several fish kills. "This is the first time in memory that we have .
  • FOX News
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  • 8/20/2016 4:14:59 PM
  • New England Drought Means Bolder Bears, Stressed Fish
  • On Friday, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection closed portions of the West Branch Farmington River and the Farmington River to fishing through Sept. 15 after several fish kills. "This is the first time in memory that we have .
  • ABC News
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  • 8/20/2016 12:04:27 PM
  • New England drought means bolder bears, stressed fish
  • On Friday, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection closed portions of the West Branch Farmington River and the Farmington River to fishing through Sept. 15 after several fish kills. “This is the first time in memory that we have .
  • The Seattle Times
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  • 8/20/2016 9:05:30 AM
  • New England drought means bolder bears, stressed fish
  • On Friday, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection closed portions of the West Branch Farmington River and the Farmington River to fishing through Sept. 15 after several fish kills. “This is the first time in memory that we have .
  • centralctcommunications.com
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  • 8/20/2016 7:46:45 AM
  • Firefighter takes lead at Open
  • The Glenmont, N.Y. resident understands how to work the tide because he lives near the Hudson River and also fishes the Connecticut River. “This is my first time here, and I basically practiced for 2 days,” he said. “I just looked for hard structure ...
  • BassFan
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  • 8/20/2016 2:03:09 AM
  • Greenwich’s first ever charity fish derby to benefit NMSS
  • She said she had to get approval from the Town of Greenwich, City of Stamford and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to have the fish derby. Donations will be accepted though the weekend online. Those interested can sign up .
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  • 8/19/2016 7:07:58 PM
  • Fishing brings kids and police together in Connecticut
  • HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) – Forget about cops and robbers, cops and bobbers bringing kids and police together in Hartford. On Thursday, Hartford officers, firefighters and Riverfront Recapture all took the bait in the capital city. They went fishing to help .
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  • 8/19/2016 6:25:02 PM
  • Portion of Farmington River in Avon Closed to Fishing
  • Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced it is closing portions of the West Branch Farmington River and the Farmington River to fishing because of the impact drought conditions and extended periods of very warm .
  • Patch
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  • 8/19/2016 4:01:52 PM
  • Fishing Ban On Parts Of Farmington River
  • (Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Parts of the Farmington River are off limts to fishing. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says that’s due to the impacts of the drought conditions and the very warm temperatures on the fish.
  • CBS Connecticut
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  • 8/19/2016 12:19:57 PM
  • Fishing brings kids and police together in Hartford
  • "It's fun because I get to learn how to catch," said nine-year-old Kayla Dodlock. "This is your backyard. The Connecticut River is your backyard, and it's really cool that you live so close to this place and you can go fishing," explained Susan Whalen with
  • Eye Witness News 3
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  • 8/19/2016 7:26:28 AM
  • Fishing Report: Best to go out during twilight hours
  • We still encourage entry into the Trophy Fish Program. I've had a few reports of anglers doing well for channel catfish in the Connecticut River this summer. Several fish are being caught in the 6 to 10 pound range and are being caught shallow and deep.
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  • 8/19/2016 12:24:08 AM
  • Employing Youth to Stop an Invader
  • Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge wage the battle against water chestnut, an invasive plant that has been taking over ponds and rivers within the Connecticut River watershed. Water chestnut is an invasive plant native to Europe and Asia. Introduced .
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  • 8/17/2016 4:04:14 PM
  • Demolition of Meriden dam will allow fish to return to the Quinnipiac River
  • “These migratory fish were once very abundant and an important resource to early residents of Connecticut,” said Steve Gephard, a fisheries biologist with the DEEP’s Inland Fisheries Division. “The construction of dams decimated the runs because ...
  • The Record-Journal
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  • 8/16/2016 11:07:45 PM
  • Who's the daddy? Female fish have novel way of finding reliable mates
  • “They are like the dead-beat daddy of the fish world,” says Kelly Stiver, co-author of the study from Southern Connecticut State University. But while nesting males produce sperm that swim faster than that of sneaker males, there is a hitch. Sneaker ...
  • The Guardian
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  • 8/15/2016 11:59:03 PM
  • DEEP offers free fishing licenses in New London
  • Families can receive a free fishing license in New London Saturday. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental protection will allow a one-day free license as part of their annual Saltwater Fishing Day. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3
  • Eye Witness News 3
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  • 8/13/2016 4:41:47 AM
  • DEEP announces Free Fishing License Day Saturday
  • Saturday will be Free Fishing License Day in Connecticut, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Thursday. A special fifth Annual Saltwater Fishing Day event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fort Trumbull ..
  • theday.com
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  • 8/11/2016 7:17:28 PM
  • Sea Bass Fishing Heats Up
  • Up the coast in Connecticut, pro guide Tim Moore (www.timmooreoutdoors.com) looks forward to summer sea bass fishing. “The coast is rocky and jagged,” Moore says, “perfect for sea bass.” He also finds fish on bridge pilings, docks and wrecks in 30 ...
  • www.rapidmedia.com
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  • 8/11/2016 5:12:47 AM

Connecticut Guides/Outfitters

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Connecticut Fishing Clubs

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Connecticut Weather

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