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2011: A Record Breaking Year

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Fishing in Connecticut in 2011 was truly exceptional, as new state records were set for a total of six species, in three cases breaking records that had stood for twenty-five years or more. Most notably, these new records include a striped bass that has been confirmed by the International Game Fish Association as a new world record. There were six additional CT State Records broken during 2011, these occurred in the Youth and Catch and Release categories. We are hoping that anglers from around the country will take notice and make Connecticut their fishing vacation destination.

—Daniel C Esty, Commissioner of the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection speaking on the unprecedented number of state records set in 2011.


Regulations in red are new this year.

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