Come fish the Campville section of the Naugatuck River with Nutmeg Trout Unlimited. The Naugatuck River, Campville section is one of the places CT DEEP stocks bloodstock Atlantic Salmon in the fall. The upper Naugatuck River winds its way through heavily wooded portions of the Mattatuck State Forest and other public lands. In the Campville section, the river is smallish with some deeper runs and pools as well as plunge pools and waterfalls below which the Atlantic Salmon tend to hold up. This area is also stocked with Trout, so Salmon are not the only game in town.
When: Saturday, November 16 at 10 AM.
Where: Campville Section of the Naugatuck River off Exit 41 of Route 8.
Directions: From Route 8 North, take Exit 41. Turn right onto Campville Road which becomes Northfield Road then goes over the river. At the T intersection, turn left onto Valley Road and park at the numerous spots along the road before Campville Hill Road. River will be on your left.
Regulations: Must have current CT Fishing License with a Trout/Salmon Stamp.
Must use a single fly or lure with a single free-swinging hook only; no treble hooks. Additional weight may not be added to the line. Fishing is catch and release at this time; DEEP has extended the catch and release date for Salmon to December 15 this year.
General Information: Salmon, particularly larger fish, are very powerful so you may want to consider scaling up your tackle. For fly anglers: a heavier rod, like a 7 or 8 wt. and a reel with a strong drag. For spin/casting anglers: a medium action rod in the 8 – 10 lb. class. Or you can do what I do and fish a standard 5-weight trout set-up and hope for the best if you hook a Salmon!! As there are plenty of deep spots in this section, a sink tip line can come in handy to get your fly down, particularly if the river is running high.
Water (and possibly weather) may be cold so please dress accordingly.
Hope to see you there!!
Nutmeg TU Contact: Alex Ziemkiewicz firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-209-6689.