Go Fish in Connecticut Last Updated 11/18

Whether you’re fly fishing the Housatonic or Farmington Rivers, catching monster Northern Pike in Bantam Lake, or even cruising Long Island Sound for favorites like fluke, porgy, sea bass, and bluefish, fishing in Connecticut has never been more popular. And thanks to our friends at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), now it’s even easier to get out there, with online resources and a website filled with tips, guides, maps and more. Check out a few of the great sites available to help you reel in the big one in Connecticut.

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Start with Something Fishy

Introducing a fun and comprehensive resource for fishing fans, Connecticut is Fishy! Whether you’re a beginner or an expert angler, be sure to bookmark this site for everything you need to get out there and fish in Connecticut. 

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Opening Day

Spring fishing kicks off with the opening day of trout fishing at 6 a.m. on the second Saturday of April (April 13, 2019). Mark this date in your calendar and get ready to join fellow fishing fans along the Housatonic, Farmington and Connecticut Rivers. You can find information on when to fish, where to fish, and even beginner fishing classes by clicking Learn More.

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Popular Fishing Holes

From ponds to piers, rivers and lakes to deeper waters, and wheelchair accessible areas too, you can find all kinds of places to fish throughout the state, including stocked trout parks, here. Looking to go out with a pro? Click Learn More to see a list of outfitters and charter companies in Connecticut. 

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Fishing for Kids

It’s time to get the kids off the screens and into the streams! DEEP makes it easy with a website just for kids. It’s the place to get a Youth Fishing Passport, sign up for the Fishing Challenge, or even try “Geo-Catching” a fun way to find fish all over the state, and maybe even win a trophy.

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Get the Guide

For more information on everything about fishing in Connecticut, be sure to download the Annual Anglers Guide by clicking Learn More. (2019 coming soon.)