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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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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.

  • Ansonia stocked and ready for youth fishing derby
  • Cassetti, along with the Ansonia Director of Constituent Services Richard Dziekan, stopped by the event, where kids were also treated to a talk and taxidermy display of freshwater fish in Connecticut, courtesy of DEEP biologist Tom Bourret. While May 7 is
  • New Haven Register
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  • 5/2/2016 1:46:16 PM
  • Fifth annual Hooks for Heroes Fishing Tournament returns June 25
  • More than 150 fishermen, disabled military veterans and their families will participate in the 5th annual Hooks for Heroes Fishing Tournament to benefit wounded U.S. military veterans from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Hospital and Connecticut
  • Stratford Star
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  • 5/2/2016 1:39:07 PM
  • Regulations may force longtime Stonington fish wholesaler to close
  • This comes as the country imports most of the fish it consumes. In addition, Connecticut and other New England states do not have representation on the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council, which oversees summer flounder and other species and decides
  • theday.com
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  • 4/28/2016 11:59:28 PM
  • Cub Scouts present annual fishing derby
  • “It is just such a great way for families to enjoy a day outside pursuing a Connecticut rite of spring — catching trout with rod and reel.” The bait and lure fishing portion of the derby runs from 7 to 5, and a special fly fishing portion goes from 5 to
  • wiltonbulletin.com
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  • 4/28/2016 1:08:04 PM
  • Kids, Mayor Help Stock Colony Pond, Fishing Derby May 7
  • Mayor David Cassetti also pitched in. The students were then shown a taxidermy display of freshwater fish in Connecticut by Tom Bourret, a biologist with the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. Colony Pond is on Colony Street near Brookside ..
  • New Haven Independent
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  • 4/28/2016 11:35:01 AM
  • Fish hatchery hit with flood-borne 'rock snot' to reopen
  • White River was primarily used to produce the fish that were stocked as part of a 40-year effort to restore Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River watershed, but it also produced lake trout stocked in other parts of the Northeast, including some of the .
  • Connecticut Post
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  • 4/23/2016 2:32:44 PM
  • Fish hatchery hit with flood-borne 'rock snot' to reopen
  • White River was primarily used to produce the fish that were stocked as part of a 40-year effort to restore Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River watershed, but it also produced lake trout stocked in other parts of the Northeast, including some of the .
  • Post-Bulletin
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  • 4/23/2016 9:17:46 AM
  • Fish hatchery hit with flood-borne 'rock snot' to reopen
  • White River was primarily used to produce the fish that were stocked as part of a 40-year effort to restore Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River watershed, but it also produced lake trout stocked in other parts of the Northeast, including some of the .
  • Pantagraph
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  • 4/23/2016 9:17:46 AM
  • Fishing limits are too onerous, fishermen tell Courtney
  • “Something has got to change, or I’ll have to close my doors.” Dave Simpson, director of marine fisheries for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said the regulations for summer flounder are based on data from the 1980s.
  • Westerly Sun
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  • 4/23/2016 6:25:58 AM
  • Wilton Cub Scout Pack 22 plan annual Spring Fishing Derby
  • “It is just such a great way for families to enjoy a day outside pursuing a Connecticut right of spring … catching trout with rod and reel.” Please bring you own equipment. No worries if you don’t have your own fishing rod yet, Trout Unlimited will ...
  • The Hour Online
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  • 4/22/2016 12:03:36 PM
  • It's been hit or miss lately but fishing the reef is a a good bet
  • In the bay, they caught and released large lemon and bull sharks. The Santini family from Connecticut chose one of our Family Fun Days that combines a little fishing with a little swimming and exploring. And Capt. Jason Bell kicked off the tarpon season ..
  • Keys Net
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  • 4/20/2016 1:53:21 PM
  • Fishing season off to a fast, chilly start in Maine
  • His cousin and uncle came up from Connecticut to learn how to troll for togue on Sebago despite a wet, windy start to the week. While rain early last week had left other fishermen cold and empty-handed, state biologists say the fast fishing enjoyed by many
  • Portland Press Herald
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  • 4/17/2016 8:20:28 AM
  • Phillipsburg fishing contest spawns a national following
  • We got a guy from California," said Eric Fistler, who founded the contest. "I just got (an application) out of the mailbox from Connecticut. We never had that before." His tournament, in its sixth year, came on as the Forks of the Delaware Shad Fishing ...
  • Lehigh Valley Live
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  • 4/17/2016 7:23:12 AM
  • About 100 children participate in Southington YMCA fishing derby
  • From this section: Two-time runnerup from Southington crowned Mrs. Connecticut “My daughter was Harper’s age when I started her fishing,” said Rome Wisniewski, a Southington resident. “My daughter’s 30 now. We ended up fishing the same exact spot ...
  • The Record-Journal
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  • 4/16/2016 7:41:41 PM
  • Mark Blazis: Quabbin Reservoir fishing season kicks off Saturday
  • We all loved hearing him yell out, “Fish on!” Shad are returning to spawn on the Connecticut River as waters warm. The power company in Holyoke opened its fish lifts on April 1 and hauled the first two shad of the season on its second lift. But ...
  • Worcester Telegram & Gazette
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  • 4/15/2016 12:30:23 AM
  • Big fish stories born at 67th annual Riverton fishing derby
  • Third-place children’s fishing derby winner Eric Palka of Avon, showed off his prize fish with his father Ryan Dalka, who said they fish regularly in Connecticut fishing derbies. The first-place adult-category winner of the prized Hitchcock Chair Co ...
  • Litchfield County Times
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  • 4/13/2016 11:05:41 PM
  • What state fish are safe to eat?
  • While cold temperatures can deter fish and people, there's another factor that could be discouraging Norwalk residents: Connecticut waters, though the cleanest they've been in decades, still have lingering contaminants like PCBs, mercury and lead in its fi
  • The Hour Online
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  • 4/13/2016 10:58:31 PM
  • What Connecticut fish are safe to eat?
  • The fishing season began last Saturday, but is it safe to eat the fish you catch? That depends on what type of fish it is, and where it’s caught. While Connecticut’s rivers are the cleanest they’ve been in decades, it will take years before such ...
  • Connecticut Post
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  • 4/13/2016 10:15:34 PM
  • Fishing's Opening Day Almost Got Away
  • In a world of never ending change, this was a constant. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection changed opening day to the second Saturday in April to allow kids on April vacation from school to fish that week. This is a great ide
  • Courant
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  • 4/12/2016 8:29:23 PM
  • Aquarion offers free fishing permits
  • Permits will be issued from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Anyone requesting a free permit should bring a valid Connecticut fishing license and official proof of unemployment, or a military ID/DD Form 214. Once the permit is issued, fishing is open along designated .
  • Weston Forum
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  • 4/10/2016 2:12:22 PM
  • Trout Fishing Season Opens; Local Anglers Take to Clark Waters
  • The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection restocked four designated Trout Parks this morning as well. "And here's a tip: The whole month of May is the best-kept secret for anglers because the fish are hungry and the summer crowds ..
  • Quadrangle
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  • 4/10/2016 12:46:28 PM

Connecticut Guides/Outfitters

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Connecticut Fishing Clubs

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Connecticut Weather

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