CT DEP Fishing Publications:
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General Freshwater Marine
Summary of important rules and regulations governing sport fishing in Connecticut.
Fish Consumption Advisory (link to Department of Public Health)
Information on the Connecticut's Fish Consumption A and the safe eating of fish caught in Connecticut.
2009 Fish Distribution Report (PDF, 451K)
See how many fish were stocked in your favorite fishing spot! Includes the number of fish stocked and the location.
Fishing Pier Guidelines (PDF, 128K)
Guidance for building recreational fishing piers or similar structures.
A Fisheries Guide to Lakes and Ponds of Connecticut
Features over 120 water bodies that were surveyed from 1987 through 2000
Bass Management Lakes Brochure and Plan
Trout Management Areas Brochure and Plan
2007 Eelgrass Report (PDF, 3,440K)
An assessment of the impacts of commercial and recreational fishing and other activities to eelgrass in Connecticut’s waters and recommendations for management. Submitted in response to Public Act 01-115.
Marine Fisheries Brochure (PDF, 3.3MB)
An informational pamphlet with the current regulations, tips on catching saltwater fish and information on the Volunteer Angler Survey.
2010 Marine Fisheries Information Circular (PDF, 723K)
Information on Connecticut's statutes and regulations governing the taking of lobsters, marine and anadromous finfish, and crabs by commercial and recreational fishermen.
A Study of Marine Recreational Fisheries in Connecticut
The latest Annual Performance Reports for the Marine Recreational Fisheries Project. Includes results from Marine Angler Survey, Long