DEEP: Fishing

Fishing - Share the Experience


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Interactive Fish Map Logo}
Something Fishy in Connecticut is a new interactive fishing resource for novice and expert alike. Within a 60 minute drive you can be fly fishing the famed Housatonic or Farmington River, catching monster pike in Bantam Lake, jumbo carp from the Connecticut River, or on the Sound fishing for tasty favorites like fluke, porgy, black sea bass, striped bass and bluefish.
 
This interactive application has lots of great information, including interactive maps and links, providing all you need to know about Connecticut's fisheries.
 
 
{BNR 150th Anniversary Logo} The DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources celebrated 150 Years of Natural Resource Conservation in Connecticut in 2016. We looked back at our history and also forward to the future of natural resources in our state. Check out our historical timeline: Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources Through the Years and see what it was like "Then and Now."
 
 
 
Division News - Quarterly reports from the Inland Fisheries and Marine Fisheries Divisions. 


Announcements
 
December 12, 2017
Departmentís 2018 commercial harvest plan for quota-managed species and other species managed under interstate fishery management plans.

November 28, 2017
Effective 0001 hours Friday, December 1, 2017, the summer flounder commercial fishery possession limit will be increased to 200 pounds. (N17-25)

 
November 17, 2017
Quota Managed Species Meeting Notice
A meeting of seafood dealers and commercial fishermen that harvest quota-managed species has been scheduled. (N17-22)
Meeting to be held December 4, 2017

 
October 25, 2017
Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, October 26, 2017, the scup commercial fishery possession limit will be increased. (N17-21)

 
October 23, 2017
For paying passengers on party or charter fishing vessels, the black sea bass possession limit for November and December is reverting back to 8 fish. For private anglers, the possession limit remains 5 fish. The minimum legal length for all is 15 inches, excluding the dorsal tail filament or tendril.

Content last updated November 2017