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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.

  • Fly-Fishing Mecca
  • But in recent years, he has been making a yearly summer pilgrimage to the best fly fishing waters he knows — the upper Farmington River in Connecticut. "Despite the good fishing here, I come down there and fish the Farmington," he said in a recent email ..
  • Hartford Courant
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  • 9/2/2014 9:40:58 AM
  • Fly-Fishing Mecca
  • But in recent years, he has been making a yearly summer pilgrimage to the best fly fishing waters he knows — the upper Farmington River in Connecticut. "Despite the good fishing here, I come down there and fish the Farmington," he said in a recent email ..
  • Courant
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  • 9/2/2014 9:19:29 AM
  • Upper Farmington River A Fly-Fishing Mecca
  • But in recent years, he has been making a yearly summer pilgrimage to the best fly fishing waters he knows — the upper Farmington River in Connecticut. "Despite the good fishing here, I come down there and fish the Farmington," he said in a recent email ..
  • Hartford Courant
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  • 9/2/2014 9:19:29 AM
  • State looking into cause of fish die-off in Mill River
  • “They were acting very erratically.” The Marine Fisheries Division of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was called in to determine the cause of the fish kill. And according to David Simpson, the director of the ...
  • New Haven Register
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  • 8/26/2014 2:54:05 AM
  • Connecticut DEEP looking into cause of fish die-off in Mill River
  • NEW HAVEN >> The Mill River near the Humphrey Street bridge has offered a disturbing view over the last days. Hundreds of silver-colored fish either float belly up on the river’s surface or flail wildly in the shallow water near its banks. Some even ...
  • New Haven Register
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  • 8/26/2014 2:54:05 AM
  • Fishing Column: Submit photos for CT Angler's Guide
  • Pack your camera, dust off your fishing pole, gather your friends and family and head to one of Connecticut's pristine waterways to catch and photograph the most spectacular fish for your entry into the photo contest for the 2015 Connecticut Angler's Guide
  • Stamford Advocate
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  • 8/2/2014 12:45:04 AM
  • Vision-Impaired Veterans Practice Rehab Skills On Fishing Trip
  • Eighteen times a year, military veterans and volunteers gather across Connecticut to spend the day fishing together. "I used to fish a lot in upstate New York," said Morris, a Brooklyn native. "I can't do it anymore. I can't drive anymore. I thought I'd ..
  • Courant
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  • 6/23/2014 3:15:43 PM
  • Vision-Impaired Veterans Practice Rehab Skills On Fishing Trip
  • Eighteen times a year, military veterans and volunteers gather across Connecticut to spend the day fishing together. "I used to fish a lot in upstate New York," said Morris, a Brooklyn native. "I can't do it anymore. I can't drive anymore. I thought I'd ..
  • Hartford Courant
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  • 6/23/2014 3:15:43 PM
  • Fishing Column: Westbrook Open coming up
  • This program is designed to connect youth and their families with the many excellent fishing opportunities found across Connecticut. Youths can register for the program and get more info at www.ct.gov/deep/yfp Each angler will be provided with a tournament
  • Stamford Advocate
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  • 6/12/2014 11:57:00 PM
  • Fishing Column: DEEP stocking catfish
  • One of the America's favorite fish to catch is the catfish. Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently announced that one of the most sought after freshwater game fish species in the country, the Channel Catfish, has ..
  • Stamford Advocate
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  • 6/7/2014 4:43:17 AM
  • Seymour may name fish bypass after late first selectman
  • “It would be a wonderful honor to Paul and his family by naming the fish bypass ladder and adjoining park in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to Seymour, the Valley and the state of Connecticut,” Betkoski said. Have ...
  • New Haven Register
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  • 6/4/2014 8:31:44 PM
  • Malloy vetoes bill allowing eel fishing
  • HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vetoed a bill that would have opened Connecticut waters to the multimillion-dollar eel industry. Malloy rejected the bill Friday, saying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently reviewing whether ...
  • Stamford Advocate
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  • 5/30/2014 6:14:30 PM
  • Malloy vetoes Glass eel fishing, signs Connecticut budget
  • Gov. Dannel P. Malloy squashed controversial legislation lifting a fishing ban on Glass eels in one of two vetoes Friday. The governor also signed the $18.9 billion state budget plan approved by lawmakers earlier this month. Malloy vetoed HB 5417, An Act .
  • New Haven Register
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  • 5/30/2014 5:17:14 PM
  • Forum focuses on improving fish-population management
  • Groton - As Congress prepares to reauthorize the law that manages the nation's fisheries, a panel of experts at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus this week considered how science, education and public advocacy could be better applied to ..
  • theday.com
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  • 5/24/2014 6:32:56 AM
  • Saturday Is World Fish Migration Day
  • Events are now held in New Zealand, Japan, Brazil, Uruguay, Poland, Germany, Canada and the U.S.. In Connecticut, there will be open houses at 15 fishways and a special guided tour of five of them, according to Steve Gephard, supervisor of the state inland
  • Courant
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  • 5/23/2014 3:23:50 PM
  • Saturday Is World Fish Migration Day
  • Events are now held in New Zealand, Japan, Brazil, Uruguay, Poland, Germany, Canada and the U.S.. In Connecticut, there will be open houses at 15 fishways and a special guided tour of five of them, according to Steve Gephard, supervisor of the state inland
  • Hartford Courant
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  • 5/23/2014 3:23:50 PM
  • Old Lyme’s Peer Fish in his final Final Four with Denver
  • As a senior, he returned home to Old Lyme. There, he led the team to the Class S final, earned all-state honors and led all Connecticut midfielders with 89 points. He imagined himself attending Princeton and resuming the Fish lacrosse legacy there.
  • New Haven Register
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  • 5/21/2014 10:14:14 PM
  • Occum otter putting fish ladder to good use at dinnertime
  • The dam and fish ladder are part of Norwich Public Utilities' hydroelectric ... While rarely seen because of their mainly nocturnal habits, otter populations are healthy and stable in Connecticut, according to the state Department of Energy and ...
  • theday.com
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  • 5/20/2014 8:03:35 AM
  • Fishing Column: Learn about Fish Migration Day
  • Saturday, May 24 has been designated as World Fish Migration Day. And the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has some fun plans. World Fish Migration Day started with some folks planning fish-related events in the ...
  • Stamford Advocate
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  • 5/17/2014 12:21:51 AM
  • Fishing Guide
  • STRIPED BASS fishing is fair to good for schoolies in most of the tidal rivers along the Connecticut shoreline. There are also some keepers in the mix as well. Striper spots include the Pawcatuck River, Mystic River, Thames River, Niantic River ...
  • Hartford Courant
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  • 5/14/2014 11:55:36 PM
  • No Refuge For Fish? Stressed Species Need Safe Habitat
  • These include protected sections of Georges Bank and the Nantucket Shoals, both east of Nantucket and Cape Cod, which contribute to a healthy ocean for fishermen from Connecticut and southern New England. These areas are vital as breeding and feeding ...
  • Courant
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  • 5/9/2014 11:18:34 PM
  • Wyoming has fewer fish to restock lakes, rivers
  • Fishing should still be good on larger rivers, lakes and streams. Proponents of bringing back tolls to Connecticut's interstate highways were encouraged this week by President Barack Obama's proposed... The Redding Elementary School String Quartet will ...
  • Stamford Advocate
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  • 5/2/2014 1:25:35 PM
  • Fishing Column: 11 State Trout Parks are waiting for you
  • I am constantly asked where the best place to fish for trout is. On Opening Day I asked Rob Klee, Commissioner of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). "Among the best places for families to fish are the designated Trout ...
  • Stamford Advocate
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  • 4/26/2014 1:22:33 AM
  • Trout Fishing Season Is Underway
  • Opening Day of the trout fishing season, Saturday, April 19, brought fishermen out to the are lakes, ponds, and streams to hook their worms, cast their lines, and reel in some lunch — or just catch to throw back. Connecticut’s Department of Energy and ...
  • Newtown Bee
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  • 4/19/2014 5:44:23 PM

Connecticut Guides/Outfitters

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Connecticut Fishing Clubs

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Connecticut Weather

Danbury, CT (6810)

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