Volunteer to help the Mill River Aug. 19

Volunteers are needed on a major project that will improve trout habitat in the Mill River, one of the most valuable and storied wild trout streams in New England. On Aug. 19, the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited, working with the Town of Fairfield, will reshape the Mill River along Congress Street. Once a meandering […]

Smallmouth trip with Mianus TU Aug. 18

Nutmeg TU members are invited to spend a day fishing for smallmouth bass on an iconic Connecticut River on Saturday, Aug. 18. The trip is open to family members of all ages. Mianus TU can loan rods if needed. The group will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 19 at 696 Kent Road in New Milford, meeting […]

Connecticut Audubon Society Executive Director Patrick Comins checks out a fishing line recycling container at Milford Point. Similar containers will soon be installed as part of a project also involving Black Rock In The Know, the Ash Creek Conservation Association, the Town of Fairfield, the City of Bridgeport, and the landowners or occupants of the land on which the bins are being placed. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is collecting the line for recycling.

Groups installing fishing line receptacles

Parts of the waterfront in Fairfield and Bridgeport will soon be getting new recycling tubes for the safe disposal of the monofilament fishing line, which can strangle or disable birds who get caught in it, as recently happened at the Bridgeport-Fairfield line. A team of volunteers is building and installing the tubes. Madeline Dennis Raleigh […]

Free Fishing License Day Aug. 11

  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Saturday, Aug. 11, Free Fishing License Day. The Aug. 11 issue of the DEEP’s weekly fishing report offers ideas on where and what species to target. To fish for free, anyone, resident or non-resident, can obtain a free one-day fishing license — good for both the inland and marine […]

New signs indicate that fishing is forbidden on the Stratford Seawall. — Stratford Star photo

Dueling petitions on Stratford sea wall

While the state tries to find a compromise to restore fishing access to the Stratford sea wall, petitions on each site of the issue are seeking online signatures. One is requesting that access to the site be restored. Another supports the town’s ban of fishing at the spot. Town officials say there is fishing access […]

DEEP says fishing should improve this weekend

FishRpt15 08-02-2018 Recent rains have refreshed Connecticut rivers to levels not usually seen in August, according to the Aug. 2 issue of the weekly fishing report from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The weekly bulletins also offer river-specific ideas on flies to match the hatch on destinations such as the Housatonic and the […]

New signs indicate that fishing is forbidden on the Stratford Seawall. — Stratford Star photo

Stratford seawall closed to fishing

Saltwater anglers have lost access to a popular spot in Stratford, where the town has banned fishing at the Stratford Seawall in Lordship. State officials have expressed concern about the move, which town leaders say is for safety reasons. Click here to read more.

DEEP: Trout seeking cool areas

Trout fishing is expected to be fair this weekend, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in its weekly fishing report. “Conditions for trout fishing remain fair. Water levels are dropping following steep flushing flows from the line of storms earlier this week,” the weekly report reads. “While most of the rivers […]