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Group Fishing Licenses

Now available to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations wishing to conduct group fishing programs and events for:

  • Veterans with a service-related or other disability who receive services at a U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System facility;
  • Persons who receives mental health or addiction services from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), DMHAS programs or facilities, or psychiatric hospitals operated at least in part by DMHAS;
  • Individuals with autism or intellectual disabilities who receive services from the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) or a facility licensed by DDS; or
  • Persons receiving care from the Department of Children and Families (DCF), DCF receiving homes, or certain DCF-licensed child care facilities or programs.

Qualified tax-exempt organizations can apply for a Group Fishing License ($250.00 annual fee). Holders of this license may hold up to 50 events per year, including both inland and marine water events. Each event is limited to 50 people. The events must be supervised by organization staff or volunteers. Supervising staff and volunteers must have fishing licenses. The organization may not charge a fee to participate and the events may not be used as a fundraiser.

Contact DEEP Inland Fisheries (phone: 860-424-3474, email: for more information and application forms.

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