• Farmington River August 5, 2022 6:41 pm

    No Fishing Allowed: Heat Creating Unhealthy Water Temps Along Farmington River

    Fishing is being prohibited in several areas on the Farmington River due to unhealthy water temperatures caused by the heat, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Officials said the emergency closure goes into effect Saturday. DEEP officials said the hot weather is creating unhealthy water temperatures for trout. “Fishing for trout in these thermal refuges would put…

  • Connecticut Fishing April 26, 2022 7:49 pm

    Spring Trout Stocking Continues

    The Quinebaug Valley Fish Hatchery in Moosup is the biggest fish hatchery in the state of Connecticut. The hatchery has released around 300,000 trout and plans to release another 100,000 trout by Memorial Day. For a schedule of when and where the fish are being released click here. The fish hatchery located at 145 Trouth Hatchery Road in Moosup is…

  • fishing April 7, 2021 7:45 pm

    Trout Stocking Continues Across the State

    The DEEP Fish and Wildlife division along with fisherman from the CT Fly Fisherman Association spent Wednesday morning stocking trout along the Willimantic River.

  • fishing season March 10, 2021 6:06 pm

    Executive Order Gets Fishing Season Off To An Early Start

    Gov. Ned Lamont issued an executive order last Thursday to open the fishing season early again this year to encourage residents to get outside and enjoy some fresh air at a safe social distance. Lamont issued a similar order at the start of the pandemic last March. The typical start of the fishing season is the second weekend in April….

  • fishing season March 10, 2021 5:19 pm

    Fishing Season Begins Early

    Fishing season begins early across Connecticut as resident fish for trout along the Connecticut River in Farmington.

  • fishing season March 5, 2021 9:08 am

    Gov. Lamont Opens Connecticut Fishing Season Early

    Connecticut anglers got a welcomed surprise Thursday when Gov. Ned Lamont announced he was opening fishing season early. The governor signed an executive order removing the closed seasons for fishing on all inland waters in Connecticut, and opening additional lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams to fishing statewide. The order removes prohibitions on fishing for trout immediately. “Opening the fishing season…

  • fishing season March 26, 2020 3:49 pm

    Connecticut Fishing Season Off to A Good Start Thanks to Warm Winter

    The Connecticut Fishing Season is officially underway. Originally scheduled for April 11, the state is hoping that the early start will help limit the spread of coronavirus by eliminating large crowds that can accompany Opening Day. And it turns out, this winter’s warm, dry weather is actually helping the early start to the season. There have been years in which…

  • coronavirus concerns March 25, 2020 9:35 am

    Opening Day for Conn. Fishing Season Has Been Moved Up to Today Due to COVID-19

    Fishing opening day was scheduled for April, but has now been moved up to Wednesday. Governor Ned Lamont moved up the date, which was originally set for April 11, as a measure to slow the spread of COVID-19. There has already been more than 600 confirmed cases and at least a dozen deaths related to coronavirus in the state. The…

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