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State stocks trout, salmon

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is wrapping up its fall stocking program for 2018.

Trout have been stocked in major destination rivers such as the Housatonic and Farmington, as well as closer to home in the Saugatuck River.

Surplus broodstock salmon have been stocked in rivers including the Naugatuck, destination for a Nutmeg TU trip with Mianus TU on Nov. 17.

Click here to read the latest update from the DEEP.

Trout eggs delivered to TIC sites

On Friday, Nov 17, the Trout in the Classroom programs statewide received their eggs from the DEEP.

TIC coordinators gather at a commuter parking lot, where the DEEP distributes the eggs to each chapter.

The Nutmeg Chapter has 15 schools participating in this valuable educational tool. Hundreds of students throughout Nutmeg’s district are involved in raising Trout Eggs. Nutmeg TU covers the towns of Fairfield, Westport, Weston, Easton,  Redding, Trumbull, Monroe, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford and Shelton.

Through hands-on activities, TIC uses an inter-disciplinary approach that adds to the the scientific concepts taught that directly impact the student’s lives and environment. This is an important program that is training the environmental stewards and leaders for the future

“The excitement in each classroom when the eggs arrive is unbelievable, like they were getting pizza delivered,” Nutmeg TU TIC Chairman Dave Edgeworth said.

Local rivers stocked with trout

UPDATE: The Mill River, the Saugatuck River fly fishing area and the Mianus River TMA have all been stocked with trout, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reported on Nov. 1.

ORIGINAL POST: The Mill River in Fairfield and Saugatuck River in Westport should soon be stocked, according to the Connecticut Department of Fish & Wildlife. Most of the trout stocked will be rainbows, not browns as pictured.

Cooler weather has allowed the fall stocking program to get into full swing, according to the latest weekly fishing report. Click here to read it.

Stay up to date with daily stocking posts on Facebook, the DEEP’s interactive trout stocking map, and its stocking report.

State starts stocking salmon

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection photo

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection photo

Connecticut has begun its surplus  broodstock Atlantic salmon stocking program for the fall.

To learn how to catch salmon locally, hear Ben Bilello speak at the Nutmeg TU general meeting Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport. Click here for more details.

Trout are also being stocked around the state, according to the Oct. 12 fishing report from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.