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Rivers & Streams

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Statewide regulations for seasons, legal methods, and limits (Inland District Statewide Species Regulations) apply unless a site-specific regulation is listed for a water body.

Rivers & streams open season is from 6:00 am on the 3rd Saturday in April to the last day of February unless otherwise stated.

 The following rivers and streams or sections thereof are available for public fishing through the courtesy of the landowner, or where indicated by posters, through cooperative agreement, lease, or state ownership.

 

Determining fishing regulations is a simple two-step process:

  1. Check the regulation table (Inland District Statewide Species Regulations) for general statewide Species, Legal Methods, and Limits regulations.
  2. Look up the waterbody in the alphabetical list of lake and ponds to find any special regulations that apply. If no site-specific regulations are listed for a waterbody, statewide regulations apply.

Special Management Areas For Trout (alternative regulations such as extended seasons, minimum lengths & reduced creel limits):

  • Trout Management Areas (TMA): High quality fisheries offering year-round opportunities.
  • Trout Parks: Easy to fish, frequently stocked areas.
  • Trophy Trout Streams:Stocked with a higher proportion of larger fish.
  • Sea-run Trout Streams: Areas where DEEP is working to establish populations of anadromous brown trout.
  • Wild Trout Management Areas (WTMA): There are three classes of WTMAs:
  • Class 1: Abundant wild trout, not stocked.
  • Class 2: Wild trout and some stocked fry & fingerlings.
  • Class 3: Some wild trout, most also stocked with catchable size & fingerling size trout.

Lower River/Tidal Waters

Designated rivers & streams with no closed season including the entire Connecticut and Thames rivers, and downstream portions of the Coginchaug, Farmington, Housatonic, Mattabesset, Mystic, Naugatuck, Niantic, Quinnipiac, and Salmon rivers.

Public Access to Fishing Waters

Public access to fishing waters is restricted to rights-of-way designated by poster or by permission of landowner. On state-leased streams, fishermen must wade or stay near the stream bank as indicated by signs.

Rivers and Streams Legend

L Public boat launching area

H Facilities for disabled

G State campground

C Family friendly fishing location

P State picnic area

Italics Access/stocking location information

(T BN) Indicates degree of stocking and/or presence of
wild trout:

T Light/moderately stocked
T Heavily stocked
BK Wild brook trout
BN Wild brown trout

Other fish species are listed for several rivers, see Key to Fish Species Abbreviations in Lakes and Ponds section (Lakes & Ponds).

Special Management Areas are
color-coded for major gamefish species:
Bass
Trout
Broodstock salmon

 

ABBEY BROOK, Somers (T BK)

Intermittent sections from Ninth District Road downstream to Somersville Mill Pond.

Allyns BROOK, Durham (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 17 downstream to the Coginchaug River.

ANGUILLA BROOK, Stonington (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 184 downstream to Route 1.

ASPETUCK RIVER, Easton-Weston (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 58 along Route 136 to the Saugatuck River.

BALL POND BROOK (includes Disbrow Pond),
New Fairfield (T BN)

Intermittent sections from Bigelow Road through Routes 37 and 39 to Sawmill Road.

BANTAM RIVER (West Branch), Litchfield (T)

Intermittent sections from the Goshen-Litchfield town line at Brooks Road through Route 63 to the confluence with the Bantam River Inlet near Route 202.

BANTAM RIVER (inlet to Bantam Lake),
Litchfield (
T)

Intermittent sections from Route 202 to approximately one half mile upstream of confluence with Bantam Lake.

BANTAM RIVER (outlet from Bantam Lake),
Litchfield (
T)

Downstream of Bantam Lake from Bantam to Smokey Hollow Road in West Morris.

  • Methods: Fly fishing only where indicated by posters.

BARTLETT BROOK, Lebanon (T)

Intermittent sections from Brewster Pond downstream to Yantic River.

BEACON HILL BROOK,
Bethany-Naugatuck-Beacon Falls (T BK BN)

From Route 63 crossing in Bethany to confluence with Naugatuck River.

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

From Route 63 crossing in Naugatuck downstream to confluence with Naugatuck River:

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

BEAVER BROOK, Barkhamsted (T BK)

Intermittent sections from West Center Hill Road through Peoples State Forest (Beaver Brook/Greenwoods Roads) to Route 318.

BEAVER BROOK (includes Fire Ponds),
Franklin-Sprague (T BN)

Intermittent sections along Route 207 to the Shetucket River.

BEAVER BROOK, Windham-Scotland (BK BN)

MERRICK BROOK WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 1)

In Talbot Wildlife Management Area from Route 14 to Merrick Brook:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Barbless single-hook artificial lures and flies only.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

belcher brook, Berlin (T)

Intermittent sections from Four Rod Road to Lower Lane.

BIBLE ROCK BROOK, Haddam-Middletown (T)

P

Intermittent sections along Route 154.

BIGELOW BROOK, Eastford-Union (T)

Intermittent sections from Mashapaug Lake to Natchaug River.

BIRDSEYE BROOK, Cornwall (T)

Within the Mohawk Ski Area.

BLACKBERRY RIVER, Norfolk-Canaan (T BN)

From ½ mile west of Route 272 along Route 44 and Lower River Road to confluence with Housatonic River.

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

From Whiting River to confluence with Housatonic River.

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

BLACKLEDGE RIVER,
Bolton-Hebron-Marlborough (T)

Intermittent state-owned sections from Gay City State Park to the Salmon River.

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length — Downstream of Route 94, Glastonbury, to the Salmon River.

BLACKWELL BROOK, Brooklyn-Canterbury (T)

Intermittent sections from Woodward Road to the Quinebaug River.

BLADENS river, Woodbridge-Seymour (T BK)

From ¼ mile below Bethmour Road along Route 67 to ¼ mile below Chatfield Street, includes tributary (Hopp Brook) along Miller Road.

BRANCH BROOK, Watertown (T)

PG

TROUT PARK

Within Black Rock State Park:

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2.

BRANFORD RIVER, Branford-North Branford (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 22 to I-95.

BROAD BROOK, Ellington (T BK BN)

Intermittent sections along Muddy Brook Road, and from Broad Brook Mill Pond to Scantic River.

BROAD BROOK, Preston (T)

Intermittent sections from Swantown Road to Old Jewett City Road.

BUCK BROOK, Portland (T)

In Meshomasic State Forest.

BUCKHORN BROOK, Enfield (T)

Intermittent sections from Town Farm Road downstream to the Scantic River.

BUNGEE BROOK, Eastford-Woodstock (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 171 downstream to the Still River.

bunnell brook (Burlington Brook),
Burlington (T)

From Covey Road, then along Route 4 to confluence with Farmington River:

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length downstream of Covey Road.

BUTTERNUT BROOK, Litchfield (T)

Upstream of Route 202 to confluence with the Bantam River.

BUTTONBALL BROOK, Chaplin (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 6 downstream to the Natchaug River.

BYRAM RIVER, Greenwich (T)

From Merritt Parkway to Glen Ridge Road.

CANDLEWOOD HILL BROOK, Haddam (T)

Intermittent sections along Candlewood Hill Road.

CARR BROOK (Cox Brook), Portland (T)

Intermittent sections from South Road downstream to Penfield Hill Road.

CARSE BROOK, Sharon (T)

Smith Hill Road to Housatonic River.

CATTLE LOT BROOK, Marlborough (T)

From Quinn Road downstream to Dickinson Creek.

CEDAR SWAMP BROOK, Mansfield (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 44 downstream to Ravine Road.

CEDAR SWAMP BROOK, Stafford (T BK)

Nipmuck State Forest from Crooked Road downstream to Roaring Brook.

CEDAR SWAMP BROOK, Sterling (BK)

Intermittent sections from Portertown Road to the Moosup River.

CHATFIELD HOLLOW BROOK,
Killingworth (
T)

PC

TROUT PARK

In Chatfield Hollow State Park:

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2.

CHERRY BROOK, Canton (T BN BK)

From Routes 179 and 309, along Route 179 through Canton Center.

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length downstream of Route 179.

CHOATE BROOK, Preston (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 165 to the Quinebaug River.

COGINCHAUG RIVER,
Durham-Middlefield-Middletown (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 17 in Durham through Wadsworth Falls State Park.

Lower river/tidal waters—no closed season

Downstream from Route 3 bridge to confluence with Mattabesset River.

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.

CONNECTICUT RIVER, Enfield to Old Lyme

PGHL

Lower river/tidal waters—no closed season

Includes entire river in Connecticut

  • Species: (AE CA CB LMB NP SMB S WA WC WP YP)
  • Large & smallmouth bass: 12″ minimum length.
  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.
  • Northern pike: 24″ minimum length.
  • Alewives/Blueback Herring: Special closures may be in effect (see Broodstock Atlantic Salmon & River Herring).

COPPERMINE BROOK,
Burlington-Bristol (T BK BN)

Intermittent sections from South Main Street to Stevens Street.

PEQUABUCK RIVER TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA

In Bristol from Artisan Street downstream to confluence with Pequabuck River.

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

COPPS BROOK, Stonington (BK)

Access from Route 184.

CORY BROOK, Canterbury (T)

Intermittent sections from Gooseneck Hill Road downstream to Aspinook Pond.

CRYSTAL LAKE BROOK, Stafford (T)

Intermittent sections along Route 30.

DARK HOLLOW BROOK, Glastonbury (BK)

In Meshomasic State Forest along Route 2.

DEEP BROOK, Newtown (BK BN)

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 1)

From Wasserman Way to confluence with Pootatuck River:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Barbless single-hook artificial lures and flies only.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.
  • Note: Wild Trout Management Area includes a portion of the Pootatuck River upstream and downstream of the confluence as posted by DEEP.

DEEP RIVER, Deep River (T)

Intermittent sections from Hoopole Hill Road downstream to Pratt Read Reservoir.

DELPHI BROOK, Stafford (BK BN)

Intermittent sections along Route 19.

DENISON BROOK, Voluntown (BK)

In Pachaug State Forest, south of Route 138.

DICKENSON CREEK, Marlborough (T)

Salmon River State Forest.

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length-Downstream of Route 66 to the Salmon River.

EAST ASPETUCK RIVER,
New Milford-New Preston (T BN)

Intermittent sections accessible from Routes 45 and 202 to Wells Road.

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

From Lake Waramaug to confluence with Housatonic River.

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

EAST RIVER, Guilford (T)

Intermittent sections from Guilford Lakes downstream to Route 1.

EAST SWAMP BROOK, Bethel (T)

Intermittent sections from Meckaur Municipal Park through Plumtrees Road to Route 302 (includes unnamed flow-through pond in Meckauer/Bennet Memorial Park).

EIGHT MILE BROOK, Middlebury-Oxford (T)

P

Intermittent sections from Judd Hill, through Larkin Trail State Park and Southford Falls State Park to Route 188, then to Barry Road.

TROUT PARK

Within Southford Falls State Park:

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2.

EIGHTMILE RIVER, East Haddam-Lyme (T)

PGHC

Devils Hopyard State Park and intermittent sections below the park to Hamburg Cove.

  • Trout: 9″ Minimum length — From Foxtown Road to the dam at Mt. Archer Road.

SEA RUN TROUT STREAM

Downstream of dam at Mt. Archer Road:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ Minimum length.

EIGHTMILE RIVER (East Branch),
Salem-East Haddam-Lyme (T)

Intermittent sections along Darling Road and Salem Road.

  • Trout: 9″ Minimum length — Downstream of Witch Meadow Road, Salem to the Eightmile River.

EIGHTMILE RIVER, Southington (BN)

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 1)

Entire river in Southington:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Barbless single-hook artificial lures and flies only.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

EKONK BROOK, Plainfield (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 14A downstream to the Moosup River.

EXETER BROOK, Lebanon (BK)

In Bartlett Brook Wildlife Management Area.

FALLS RIVER, Essex-Westbrook (T)

Intermittent sections along Witchhazel Road downstream to Mares Hill Road.

FARM RIVER, Branford-East Haven-North Branford (T BN)

Intermittent sections from Northford to I-95.

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

From Mill Road (downstream of Pages Millpond) in North Branford to I-95 bridge (East Haven):

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

SEA RUN TROUT STREAM

Downstream of I-95 bridge:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.

FARMILL RIVER, Monroe-Shelton-Stratford (T)

Intermittent sections from Moose Hill Road (Monroe) to Route 110 just above Housatonic River.

FARMINGTON RIVER (West Branch and Mainstem), Hartland-Barkhamsted-New Hartford-Canton-Burlington-Farmington-Avon-Simsbury-Bloomfield-East Granby-Windsor (T)

GPHC

Intermittent sections from Goodwin Dam to RT 4 (Farmington Center). Then from Tariffville Memorial Park (Simsbury) through the Tariffville Gorge (Bloomfield). Then from mouth of tailrace canal below Rainbow Dam to confluence with Connecticut River.

FARMINGTON RIVER TROUT
MANAGEMENT AREA

From Goodwin dam (Hartland) downstream to the old footbridge abutments approximately 1.4 miles downstream of the confluence with the Still River (Barkhamsted).

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout:
  • » Catch and Release Only from September 1 to 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April.
  • » Daily creel limit—2, 12″ minimum length from 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April to August 31.

From the old footbridge abutments (Barkhamsted) downstream to the Route 219 bridge (New Hartford). This area includes all of the former West Branch Farmington River Trout Management Area:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Barbless hooks only
  • Trout: Catch and Release Only.

From the Route 219 bridge (New Hartford) downstream to the route 177 Bridge (Unionville):

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout:
  • » Catch and Release Only from September 1 to 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April.
  • » Daily creel limit—2, 12″ minimum length from 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April to August 31.

LOWER FARMINGTON RIVER

Farmington to Windsor; From Route 177 bridge in Unionville Center downstream to Rainbow Reservoir Dam.

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—5, 9″ Minimum length.

Lower river/tidal waters—no closed season

Windsor; From mouth of tailrace canal below Rainbow Dam to confluence with Connecticut River.

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.
  • Note: All fishing prohibited in tailrace canal and from mouth of tailrace upstream to Rainbow Dam.

FAWN BROOK, Hebron-Marlborough (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 85 to Route 66 (Salmon River State Forest).

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length downstream of Slocum Road.

FAWN BROOK (West Branch),
Marlborough-Hebron (T)

Intermittent sections from Martin Road to Route 66.

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length downstream of Slocum Road.

FAWN HILL BROOK, Marlborough (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 66 downstream to Dickinson Creek.

FENTON RIVER, Mansfield-Willington (T BN)

Intermittent sections from Moose Meadow Road to Mansfield Hollow Reservoir.

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

Entire stream in Mansfield and Willington:

  • Trout: 9″ Minimum length.

FIVEMILE RIVER,
Thompson-Putnam-Killingly (T)

P

Intermittent sections from New Road to the Quinebaug River.

FLAT BROOK, East Hampton (T BK)

Intermittent sections along Route 16 downstream to the Salmon River.

FRENCH RIVER, Thompson (T)

Intermittent sections from North Grosvenordale Pond to Blain Road.

FRESHWATER BROOK, Enfield (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 220 downstream to the Connecticut River.

FURNACE BROOK, Cornwall Bridge (BN)

P

From the bridge on Route 4 upstream approximately 1½ miles, as posted.

HEATHER REAVES WILD TROUT
MANAGEMENT AREA
(Class 2)

Upstream from Housatonic River as posted.

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 12″ minimum length.

FURNACE BROOK, Stafford (T)

Intermittent sections from Staffordville Lake along Route 19 and Furnace Brook Road to Glenville Pond.

GARDNER BROOK, Bozrah (T)

Intermittent sections from Gardner Lake to Fitchville Pond.

Gifford BROOK, Columbia (T)

At Route 87.

GILLETTE BROOK, Somers (BK)

Intermittent sections from Battle Street downstream to the Scantic River.

GREAT BROOK, Chester (T)

Intermittent sections along Wig Hill Road.

GREAT MEADOW BROOK, Voluntown (T)

Access in Pachaug State Forest.

GREEN FALLS RIVER,
North Stonington-Voluntown (T)

Intermittent sections from Green Falls Dam to Rhode Island.

GULF STREAM, Somers (T BK)

Intermittent sections from Gulf Road Marsh downstream to the Scantic River.

HALEYS BROOK, Groton (BK)

Intermittent sections along Route 184.

HALL MEADOW BROOK,
Goshen-Torrington (T BK)

Along Route 272 from Winchester Road to the Hall Meadow Brook Reservoir Dam (John Minetto State Park).

HAMMONASSET RIVER,
Clinton-Killingworth-Madison (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 80 to Route 1.

TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA

From Lake Hammonasset Dam to Chestnut Hill Road:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout:
  • » Catch and Release Only from September 1 to 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April.
  • » Daily creel limit—2, 9″ minimum length from 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April to August 31.

SEA RUN TROUT STREAM

  • From Chestnut Hill Road to the breached dam located 300 feet upstream of River Road:
  • » Season: Open from 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April-last day February.
  • » Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 9″ Minimum length.
  • Downstream of the breached dam located 300 feet upstream of River Road:
  • » Season: Open year-round.
  • » Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ Minimum length.

Hawleys Brook, Easton-Weston (BK)

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 1)

Within the Trout Brook Valley Property (publicly owned):

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Barbless single-hook artificial lures and flies only.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

HOCKANUM RIVER, Vernon-Ellington-Manchester-East Hartford (T)

Intermittent sections from Rockville to the Connecticut River.

TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA

From I-84 in Vernon downstream to crossing under I-84 at Laurel Marsh on the Manchester/East Hartford line:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

HOP BROOK, Middlebury-Waterbury (T)

From Route 64 to Hop Brook Flood Control Impoundment.

HOP RIVER (includes Johnsons Pond),
Bolton-Coventry (
T)

Intermittent sections along Route 6 to the Willimantic River.

HOPE VALLEY BROOK, Hebron (T)

Hope Valley Road downstream to the Jeremy River.

HORSE BROOK, Plainfield (T)

Intermittent sections from Pickett Road downstream to Packerville Road.

HOUSATONIC RIVER (includes all impoundments from Bleachery Dam to the Massachusetts line), Salisbury-Canaan-Sharon-Cornwall-Kent-Sherman-New Milford (T SMB NP CA)

For Housatonic River Flows at Falls Village: 1-888-417-4837.

  • Thermal refuges: Areas within 100 feet of the mouths of Kent Falls Brook and Macedonia Brook as posted are closed to all fishing from June 15 to August 31.

HOUSATONIC RIVER TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA

PGC

From bridge crossing at Routes 112 and 7 (Salisbury/Canaan) to bridge at Routes 4 and 7 (Cornwall/Sharon):

  • Season: Open year-round except in areas within 100 feet of tributaries that are closed to all fishing from June 15 to August 31, as posted.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.
  • Methods: Fly fishing only in the 3 mile section upstream from Route 4 bridge, as posted.

BASS MANAGEMENT AREA
(Stanley Tract Area)

C

From Dawn Hill Road (Sharon) to Skiff Mountain Road in Kent (approximately 6 miles):

  • Area managed for smallmouth, statewide regulations apply.

BULL’S BRIDGE TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA / BASS MANAGEMENT AREA

From Bull’s Bridge Impoundment Dam (Kent) to Gaylordsville Bridge (Route 7) in New Milford, includes Ten Mile River from NY border to confluence with Housatonic River:

  • Season: Open year-round except in areas within 100 feet of tributaries that are closed to all fishing from June 15 to August 31, as posted.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.
  • Large & Smallmouth bass:Catch and Release Only.

Lower river/tidal waters—
no closed season

Derby, Orange, Shelton, Milford, Stratford Downstream from dam on Lake Housatonic (Derby). Walk-in access at Derby Dam off Route 34 (Derby) and Canal Street (Shelton).

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.

HOWELLS POND BROOK, Hartland (T)

From Howell’s Pond in Tunxis State Forest to Mill Street, approximately 1½ miles above West Branch Reservoir.

HUNTS BROOK, Montville-Waterford (T)

Intermittent sections from Miller’s Pond to Smith Cove.

INDIAN HOLE BROOK, Shelton (T)

P

From falls in Indian Well State Park downstream to railroad bridge:

  • Season: Open 3rd Saturday in April–November 30.

INDIAN RIVER, Killingworth-Clinton (T)

Intermittent sections from Stevens Road downstream to Upper Millpond.

INDIANTOWN BROOK, Ledyard-Preston (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 2 to Poquetanuck Cove. Includes Shewville Brook, Gates and Hallville Ponds, and Poquetanuck Brook.

IRON STREAM, Guilford-Madison (T)

At Twin Bridge Road.

JEREMY RIVER, Hebron-Colchester (T)

Intermittent Sections from Route 66 to the Blackledge River.

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length — Downstream of Grayville Road to the Salmon River.

JOE CLARK BROOK, Ledyard (BK)

Intermittent sections from Church Hill Road downstream to Poquetanuck Cove.

JORDAN BROOK, Waterford (BK)

Intermittent sections along entire length.

JUDD BROOK, Colchester-Hebron

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length downstream of Old Colchester Road to Jeremy River.

KENT FALLS BROOK, Kent (T BK BN)

PC

Below base of falls.

TROUT PARK

Within Kent Falls State Park:

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2

KETTLETOWN BROOK, Southbury (T BK BN)

Through Kettletown State Park to Lake Zoar.

KITT BROOK, Canterbury (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 14 to the Quinebaug River.

KNOWLTON BROOK, Ashford (T)

Route 44 within Natchaug State Forest.

LAKE WARAMAUG BROOK, Warren (T)

At Town Hill Road, then along Route 45 from Curtiss Road downstream to North Shore Road.

LATHROP BROOK, Plainfield (T)

Intermittent sections from Dow Road downstream to Mill Brook.

LATIMER BROOK,
East Lyme-Waterford
(T BK BN)

Intermittent sections along Route 161 from Silver Falls to Niantic River.

SEA RUN TROUT STREAM

Downstream of I-95 bridge:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ Minimum length.

LAUREL BROOK, Middletown (T)

From Anderson Road (Laurel Brook Road) through Wadsworth Falls State Park.

LEADMINE BROOK, Harwinton-Thomaston (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 4 in Harwinton through Roraback Wildlife Management Area to confluence with Naugatuck River (Thomaston Flood Control Area).

LITTLE RIVER, Canterbury-Hampton (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 97 to Paper Mill Pond.

LITTLE RIVER, Putnam (T)

Intermittent sections from Roseland Lake downstream to the Quinebaug River.

LITTLE RIVER, Oxford-Seymour (T BK BN)

Intermittent sections along Route 67 from 1 mile above Hogback Road to Hoadley’s Pond (Seymour).

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

From Towner Lane downstream to Park Road:

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

LONG branch BROOK, Thompson (T)

Intermittent sections from Owen Adams Road to French River.

LONG MEADOW pond BROOK,
Middlebury-Naugatuck (T)

Intermittent sections from Long Meadow Pond through Guntown Road, along Rubber Avenue to ½ mile above the Naugatuck River.

LONG SWAMP BROOK, Middlebury (T)

Within Bristol Park, along Route 64 through Steinmann Park to Route 188.

LOWDEN BROOK, Voluntown (BK)

In Pachaug State Forest.

MACEDONIA BROOK, Kent (T BK BN)

PGC

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

Within Macedonia Brook State Park:

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 1)

From confluence with Bog Hollow Brook to Route 341:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Barbless single-hook artificial lures and flies only.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

MAD RIVER, Norfolk-Winchester (T)

From Rugg Brook Road through Mad River Flood Control Impoundment to Route 263 crossing.

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length downstream of Grantville Road.

MARSHEPAUG RIVER, Litchfield (T)

From Shearshop Road downstream through Milton to the East Branch of the Shepaug River.

MARY BROWN BROOK, Putnam (BK)

Intermittent sections from East Putnam Road downstream to the Five Mile River.

MASHAMOQUET BROOK, Pomfret (T)

PGC

Intermittent sections from Taft Pond through Mashamoquet State Park to Quinebaug River.

MATTABESSET RIVER,
Berlin-Middletown (NP CA LMB T)

Intermittent sections in Berlin from Brook Street to Lower Lane.

Lower river/tidal waters—no closed season:

Downstream from Route 372 bridge to confluence with Connecticut River.

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.

MEADOW BROOK, Colchester

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length downstream of Route 16.

MENUNKETESUCK River, Killingworth (T)

Intermittent sections from Reservoir Road to Pleasant Valley Road.

MERRICK BROOK, Scotland (T BK BN)

Intermittent sections from Kemp Road to Route 14.

MERRICK BROOK WILD TROUT
MANAGEMENT AREA
(Class 1)

Within Talbot Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and also extending upstream of the WMA as posted.

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Barbless single-hook artificial lures and flies only.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.
  • Note: Wild Trout Management Area includes Beaver Brook within the Talbot WMA.

MIANUS RIVER, Greenwich-Stamford (T)

Intermittent sections accessible ¼ mile upstream of June Road to Palmer’s Hill Road (just above Mianus Pond).

SEA RUN TROUT STREAM

  • Entire river upstream of Mianus Pond Dam (just above Boston Post Road):
  • » Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 9″ Minimum length.
  • Downstream of Mianus Pond Dam:
  • » Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ Minimum length.

Except in:

TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA

From Merrybrook Road upstream approximately 1 mile to dam as indicated by signs:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout:
  • » Catch and Release Only from September 1 to 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April. Single hook flies and artificial lures only from September 1 to 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April.
  • » Daily creel limit—2, 9″ minimum length from 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April to August 31.

MIDDLE RIVER, Stafford (T)

Intermittent sections from Edson Brook to Willimantic River.

MILL BROOK, Cornwall (T BK BN)

From the Housatonic River upstream along Route 128 for approximately 1 mile.

MILL BROOK, Plainfield (T BK)

Intermittent sections from its source downstream to the Quinebaug River.

MILL BROOK, Woodstock (T)

Intermittent sections along Route 171 downstream to Roseland Lake.

MILL RIVER, Easton-Fairfield (T BN BK)

Intermittent sections from confluence with Canoe Brook, as posted by DEEP, to Mohegan Park Pond, then from base of Samp Mortar Reservoir dam to Sturges Road in Fairfield.

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 1)

From confluence of Canoe Brook, as posted by DEEP, to downstream of third bridge (South Park Avenue) below Easton Reservoir as posted:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Barbless single-hook artificial lures and flies only.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA

From Merritt Parkway bridge downstream to Mohegan Park Pond.

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout:
  • » Catch and Release Only from September 1 to 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April.
  • » Daily creel limit—2, 9″ minimum length from 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April to August 31.

MILL RIVER (includes Axle Shop, Clark’s and Woodruff’s Ponds), Hamden (T)

HPC

Intermittent sections from River Road through Sleeping Giant State Park to Skiff Street. Boats and canoes prohibited, including Axle Shop, Clarks, and Woodruffs Ponds.

TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA

Within Sleeping Giant State Park:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout:
  • » Catch and Release Only from September 1 to 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April.
  • » Daily creel limit—2, 9″ minimum length from 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April to August 31.

MINE BROOK, Portland (BK)

Along Gadpouch Road in Meshomasic State Forest.

MOOSUP RIVER, Plainfield-Sterling (T)

Intermittent sections from the Rhode Island line to the Quinebaug River.

TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA

From Route 14 bridge to confluence with Quinebaug River:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Fly fishing only in lower half of section, as posted.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

MORGAN BROOK, Barkhamsted (T BN)

Intermittent sections accessible from East West Hill Road to the West Branch-Farmington River.

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

Entire stream:

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

MORRISSEY BROOK (Naromiyocknowhusunkatankshunk Brook), New Milford-Sherman (T BK BN)

Intermittent sections from Route 39 to Cedar Hill Road, New Milford.

MOUNT HOPE RIVER, Ashford-Mansfield (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 44 to Mansfield Hollow Reservoir.

MOUNT MISERY BROOK, Voluntown (T)

Intermittent sections from Hell Hollow Road to the Pachaug River.

MUDDY BROOK, Woodstock (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 197 to Roseland Lake.

MUDDY RIVER, North Haven-Wallingford (T)

Intermittent sections from Northford Road below McKenzie Reservoir (Wallingford), along Tyler Mill Road, Route 150, to Spring Street, North Haven.

MYRON KINNEY BROOK, Voluntown (T BK)

Within Pachaug State Forest to Glasgo Pond.

Mystic river, Groton-Stonington

Lower river/tidal waters—no closed season

Downstream of confluence of Haleys Brook and Whitford Brook.

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.

NATCHAUG RIVER,
Eastford-Chaplin-Mansfield-Windham (T)

PC

Intermittent sections along Route 198 to Shetucket River.

TROPHY TROUT STREAM

Entire River in Eastford-Chaplin-Mansfield
-Windham:

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2.

TROUT PARK

Within Natchaug State Forest (Eastford):

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2.

NAUGATUCK RIVER (East Branch),
Torrington (
T BK BN)

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

From Newfield Road downstream to the confluence with the West Branch Naugatuck:

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

NAUGATUCK RIVER (Mainstem), Torrington-Litchfield-Harwinton-Thomaston-Watertown-Waterbury-Naugatuck-Beacon Falls-Seymour-Derby (T)

From the confluence of the East and West Branches in Torrington to the Thomaston Flood Control Dam. Intermittent sections from Thomaston to Waterbury. Platts Mill Road and Route 8 overpass area in Waterbury, through the Naugatuck State Forest to the Route 42 bridge (Pines Bridge Road) in Beacon Falls.

TROPHY TROUT STREAM

From the confluence of the East and West Branches to Route 118 (Harwinton-Litchfield) & from the Thomaston Dam to the Kinneytown Dam (Seymour):

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2
  • Thermal refuges: Areas within 100 feet of the mouths of tributaries as posted by DEEP are closed to all fishing from June 15 to August 31.

BROODSTOCK SALMON AREAS
(see page 13 for details)

From Route 118 (Litchfield/Harwinton) to the Thomaston Dam & from Prospect Street (Naugatuck) downstream to Pines Bridge Road (Route 42 bridge, Beacon Falls):

  • Methods (all species): From October 1 through March 31, single fly or lure with a single free-swinging hook only. Additional weight may not be added to the line. Anglers are reminded that the season is closed from March 1 to 6:00 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday in April for all species except broodstock Atlantic salmon (see Trout Management Area below for year-round catch-and-release fishing for trout).

naugatuck RIVER TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA

Litchfield-Harwinton-Thomaston; From Route 118 (Litchfield/Harwinton) to the Thomaston Dam:

  • Season: Open year-round except in areas within 100 feet of tributaries that are closed to all fishing from June 15 to August 31, as posted.
  • Methods (all species): From October 1 through March 31, single fly or lure with a single free-swinging hook only. Additional weight may not be added to the line.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

Lower river/tidal waters—no closed season

From Kinneytown Dam (Seymour) to confluence with Housatonic River (Derby).

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.

NAUGATUCK RIVER (West Branch),
Torrington (T)

Intermittent sections from Stillwater Pond to Route 4.

NECK RIVER, Madison (T)

Intermittent sections from Bradley Corners Road downstream to I-95.

NEGRO HILL BROOK, Burlington (BK BN)

SESSION WOODS WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

Upstream of Route 69 (through Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area):

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

NEPAUG RIVER, New Hartford (T BK BN)

Intermittent sections from Niles Road to the Route 202 bridge immediately upstream from Nepaug Reservoir.

NEW CITY BROOK, Stafford (T)

Intermittent sections from New City Pond to Staffordville Reservoir.

niantic river, East Lyme-Waterford

Lower river/tidal waters—no closed season

Downstream of confluence with Latimer Brook.

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.

NONEWAUG RIVER, Woodbury (T BK BN)

Intermittent sections from Old Town Farm Road to Route 47.

NORTHFIELD BROOK, Litchfield-Thomaston (T)

From Northfield Cutlery Pond to Northfield Flood Control Dam.

NORWALK RIVER (includes Factory and Millers Ponds), Ridgefield-Redding-Wilton-Norwalk (T BN)

Intermittent sections from Haviland Road (Ridgefield) to Riverside Avenue (Norwalk).

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

Entire stream in Wilton and Ridgefield upstream of Wolf Pit Road:

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

OIL MILL BROOK, Waterford-East Lyme (BK BN)

SEA RUN TROUT STREAM

Downstream of I-95 bridge:

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.

OXOBOXO BROOK, Montville (T)

Intermittent sections from Oxoboxo Lake downstream to Route 32.

PACHAUG RIVER, Griswold-Voluntown (T)

Intermittent sections from Beach Pond to the Quinebaug River. The demarcation line between the Pachaug River and Beachdale Pond is the west side of the bridge on Route 49.

PARMALEE BROOK, Durham (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 17 downstream to the Coginchaug River.

PATTACONK BROOK, Chester (T)

Intermittent sections along Route 148.

PEASE BROOK, Lebanon-Franklin (T BN BK)

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

In Pease Brook Wildlife Management Area:

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

PENDLETON HILL BROOK,
North Stonington (T)

Intermittent sections along Route 49 downstream to the Green Falls River.

PEQUABUCK RIVER,
Plymouth-Bristol-Plainville (T BN)

Through Rockwell Municipal Park in Bristol downstream to Route 177 in Plainville.

  • Trout: 9″ Minimum length downstream of Canal Street in Plymouth.

TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA

From King Street (Routes 229 and 72) in Bristol to Route 177 in Plainville. Includes the section of Coppermine Brook from the confluence with the Pequabuck River to Artisan Street.

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

PEQUONNOCK RIVER (includes Tungsten Mine Park Pond), Bridgeport-Trumbull (T)

Intermittent sections from West Pequonnock Reservoir (Monroe) along Route 25, then through Old Mine Municipal Park, Trumbull Basin State Park, Twin Brooks Municipal Park, Unity Municipal Park, and Beardsley State Park in Bridgeport.

TROPHY TROUT STREAM

In Trumbull, from the Whitney Avenue bridge through Trumbull Basin State Park to the Daniels Farm Road bridge:

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2

PINE BROOK, East Hampton-Haddam (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 16 to Salmon River.

  • Trout: 9″ Minimum length downstream of Sexton Road.

PODUNK RIVER, South Windsor (T)

Intermittent sections from Ellington Road to Route 5.

POMPERAUG RIVER, Southbury-Woodbury (T)

Intermittent sections from the junction of the Nonewaug and Weekeepeemee Rivers near Route 47 in Woodbury to ¼ mile below Route 172 in Southbury.

TROPHY TROUT STREAM

Entire river in Woodbury and Southbury (from near Route 47 to the confluence with Lake Zoar):

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2.

POND BROOK, Newtown (T)

Intermittent sections from Routes 6 and 25 to Hanover Road just above Lake Lillinonah.

PONSET BROOK, Haddam (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 9 downstream to Higganum Reservoir.

POOTATUCK RIVER, Newtown (T BK BN)

Intermittent sections from Route 25 to Turkey Hill Road, and from Sandy Hook through Rocky Glenn State Park to Walnut Tree Hill Road, just above Lake Zoar.

DEEP BROOK WILD TROUT
MANAGEMENT AREA
(Class 1)

Approximately 1 mile (as posted) of Pootatuck River, ½ mile upstream and ½ mile downstream of confluence with Deep Brook.

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Barbless single-hook artificial lures and flies only.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

POQUETANUCK BROOK, Preston (T)

Intermittent sections from Hallville Pond to Poquetanuck Cove.

QUANDUCK BROOK, Killingly-Sterling (T BN)

Intermittent sections from Rhode Island to Moosup River.

QUINEBAUG RIVER,
Thompson to Norwich (T SMB S CB WP)

Intermittent sections from the Massachusetts line to the Shetucket River. Within Putnam Town Park. Fishing restricted to children under 16.

  • Season: Open 3rd Saturday in April–November 30.

QUINNIPIAC RIVER, Southington-Cheshire-Meriden-Wallingford (T BN)

From ¼ mile below Cheshire Road, Cheshire to Route 150, Wallingford.

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 1)

Entire river in Southington, and in Cheshire upstream from Cheshire Street.

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Barbless single-hook artificial lures and flies only.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

Lower river/tidal waters—no closed season

North Haven-New Haven; Downstream from Route 5 bridge in North Haven to junction with New Haven Harbor.

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ Minimum length.

RACE BROOK, Woodbridge-Orange (T)

From Route 114 (Woodbridge) to Lambert Road (Orange).

RAYMOND BROOK, Hebron (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 207 to Jeremy River.

  • Trout: 9″ Minimum length downstream of Old Colchester Road.

RESERVOIR BROOK, Portland (T)

Intermittent sections from Portland Reservoir to Connecticut River.

RIPPOWAM RIVER, Stamford (T)

Intermittent sections from ¼ mile upstream of Route 137 to Cold Spring Road near downtown Stamford.

ROARING BROOK, Glastonbury (T BK BN)

Intermittent sections from Route 94 to Connecticut River.

Eric C. Schluntz WILD TROUT
MANAGEMENT AREA
(Class 3)

From Route 94 to Connecticut River:

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

ROARING BROOK, Haddam (BK)

Intermittent sections along Ruth Hill Road.

ROARING BROOK, Lyme (T)

Along Route 82.

ROARING BROOK, Stafford-Willington (T BN)

Intermittent sections through Nipmuck State Forest to the Willimantic River.

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

From Route 190 (Stafford) to Willimantic River (Willington):

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

SAFSTROM BROOK, East Hampton (T)

Intermittent sections along Wopowog Road in Salmon River State Forest.

  • Trout: 9″ Minimum length downstream of Tartia Road.

SALMON BROOK, Glastonbury (BK BN)

Intermittent sections from headwaters to Keeney Cove.

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 2)

Entire brook in Glastonbury downstream of Addison Pond:

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 12″ minimum length.

SALMON BROOK (East Branch) and
SALMON BROOK (Mainstem),
Granby-East Granby (T BK BN)

H

From East Street below the gorge in North Granby, along Route 189, crossing Routes 202 and 20, and through Granbrook Town Park to the Farmington River.

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length-entire river from Massachusetts border downstream to the Farmington River.

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

From Route 20 (Granby) to confluence with Farmington River (East Granby).

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length.

SALMON BROOK (West Branch),
Hartland-Granby (T BK BN)

From the Granby-Hartland line, along Route 20 through Simsbury Road. Then Salmon Brook Municipal Park and Route 10, below McCleans Game Refuge.

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length downstream of Route 179 (Hartland) to confluence with East Branch.

SALMON RIVER, Colchester-East Haddam-East Hampton-Haddam (T)

HPC

Intermittent sections from the junction of the Blackledge and Jeremy Rivers to the Leesville Dam.

  • Trout: 9″ Minimum length-entire river downstream to the Route 151 Bridge.

TROPHY TROUT STREAM

Entire river in Colchester, East Haddam and East Hampton:

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2.

Except in:

TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA

From confluence of Blackledge and Jeremy Rivers downstream to Route 16 bridge:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Fly fishing only in midsection of area, as posted.
  • Trout:
  • » Catch and Release Only from September 1 to 6:00 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday in April.
  • » Daily creel limit—2, 9″ minimum length from 6:00 a.m. 3rd Saturday in April to August 31.

Lower river/tidal waters—no closed season

Downstream of Route 151 Bridge to junction with Connecticut River.

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.

SANDY BROOK,
Barkhamsted-Colebrook-Norfolk (T)

Intermittent sections beginning ¼ mile from the Massachusetts line, along Route 183, through Algonquin State Forest to the confluence with the Still River above Riverton.

  • Trout: 9″ minimum length- entire stream downstream from Massachusetts state line.

SAUGATUCK RIVER (includes Cobbs Mill Pond),
Danbury-Redding-Weston-Westport (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 7 in Danbury through West Redding along Route 53 to the Mark Twain Library Dam (1 mile above Saugatuck Reservoir). Then intermittent sections from 100 feet below the Saugatuck Reservoir Dam tailrace (as posted) through Lyons Plain to Dorr’s Mill Dam and ending at the Merritt Parkway.

WILLIAM “DOC” SKERLICK TROUT
MANAGEMENT AREA

In Westport from Dorr’s Mill Dam to the Merritt Parkway:

  • Methods: Fly fishing only.
  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout:
  • » Catch and Release Only from September 1 to 6:00 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday in April.
  • » Daily creel limit—2, 9″ minimum length from 6:00 a.m. on 3rd Saturday in April to August 31.

SEA RUN TROUT STREAM

Tidal area downstream of Wood Dam (Westport):

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.

SAUGATUCK RIVER (West Branch),
Weston-Westport (T)

Intermittent sections from intersection of Routes 53 and 57 (north of Weston Center) to the Saugatuck River.

SAWMILL BROOK, Sherman (T BK BN)

From the intersection of Routes 39 and 37 in Sherman Center to Candlewood Lake.

SCANTIC RIVER,
East Windsor-Enfield-Somers (T)

Intermittent sections from Massachusetts state line to Connecticut River.

SETH WILLIAMS BROOK, Ledyard (BK)

Intermittent sections from headwaters to Whitfords Brook.

SHEPAUG RIVER, Roxbury (T)

Intermittent sections along Route 67 from Hodge Park downstream to the Route 67 bridge.

SHETUCKET RIVER,
Windham to Norwich (T SMB NP S)

G

Intermittent sections from Willimantic to Greenville Dam.

TROPHY TROUT STREAM

Entire river in Windham, Scotland, Sprague, and Norwich:

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2.
  • Thermal refuges: Areas within 100 feet of the mouths of tributaries as posted by DEEP are closed to all fishing from June 15 to August 31.

BROODSTOCK SALMON AREA
(see page 13 for details)

From the Scotland Dam (Scotland) downstream to the Occum Dam (Norwich):

  • Methods (all species): From October 1 through March 31, single fly or lure with a single free-swinging hook only. Additional weight may not be added to the line. Anglers are reminded that the season is closed from March 1 to 6:00 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday in April for all species except broodstock Atlantic salmon.

SHEWVILLE BROOK, Preston (T)

Intermittent sections from Indiantown Brook to Hallville Pond.

SHUNOCK river, North Stonington (T BK BN)

Intermittent sections from Hewitts Fly Pond to the Pawcatuck River.

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

Entire stream in North Stonington:

  • Trout: 9″ Minimum length.

SILVERMINE river (includes Blanchard and Silvermine Ponds), New Canaan-Norwalk (T)

From Route 106 in New Canaan to the Merritt Parkway.

SKUNGAMAUG RIVER, Coventry-Tolland (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 74 to Hop River.

SNAKE MEADOW BROOK,
Plainfield-Sterling (T)

Intermittent sections from its source to the Moosup River.

SPRAIN BROOK, Woodbury (T BN)

Intermittent sections from Painter Hill Road, Route 47 to Paper Mill Road.

STILL RIVER,
Winsted-Colebrook-Barkhamsted (T)

Intermittent sections in Winsted and from Sandy Brook to Farmington River.

  • Trout: 9″ Minimum length downstream of confluence with the Mad River.

STILL RIVER, Eastford-Woodstock (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 171 to the Natchaug River.

STILL RIVER, Danbury (T)

From Eagle Street downstream through the town linear park.

STONY BROOK, Montville (T BK BN)

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 3)

Entire stream in Montville:

  • Trout: 9″ Minimum length.

STONY BROOK, Suffield (T)

Intermittent sections from South Grand Street to Guild Pond, includes the lower 1/2 mile of Muddy Brook.

STRATTON BROOK, Simsbury (T)

PC

Stratton Brook State Park through Massacoe State Forest.

TROUT PARK

Within Stratton Brook State Park:

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2.

SUGAR BROOK, Plainfield (BK)

Within Sugar Brook Wildlife Management Area.

SUMNER BROOK, Middletown (T BK)

Intermittent sections from Millbrook Road downstream to Route 155.

SUSQUETONSCUT BROOK,
Bozrah-Lebanon (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 207 to the Yantic River.

TANKERHOOSEN RIVER, Vernon (T BK BN)

Intermittent sections from Valley Falls Road to Hockanum River.

BELDING WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA
(Class 1)

The river and its tributaries (as posted) within Belding WMA:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Barbless single-hook artificial lures and flies only.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

TAYLOR BROOK, Woodstock (T)

Intermittent sections from County Road downstream to Mill Brook.

TENMILE RIVER, Cheshire (T)

From Route 70 (Cheshire) to Route 322 in Milldale.

TENMILE RIVER, Lebanon-Columbia (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 87 to the Willimantic River.

TENMILE RIVER, Sherman-Kent (T SMB)

BULL’S BRIDGE TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA / BASS MANAGEMENT AREA

From the New York line to confluence with the Housatonic River:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.
  • Large & smallmouth bass:Catch and Release Only.

THAMES RIVER, Norwich to New London (WP YP)

Lower river/tidal waters—no closed season

Downstream from Greenville Dam, includes coves.

  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.

WACHOCASTINOOK (Riga) BROOK,
Salisbury (BK BN)

WILD TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA (Class 1)

Downstream of South Pond within Mt. Riga Corporation property as posted:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Barbless single-hook artificial lures and flies only.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

WAPPOQUIA BROOK (Quaker Meeting House Brook), Pomfret (BK)

Intermittent sections from Route 97 downstream to Mashomoquet Brook.

WEEKEEPEEMEE river, Woodbury (T BK BN)

Intermittent sections from Route 132, Peter Road to the confluence with the Nonewaug River.

WELLS BROOK, Union (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 171 downstream to Mashapaug Lake.

WEPAWAUG RIVER (includes Clarktown Pond),
Orange-Milford (T)

Intermittent sections from Route 34, along Grassy Hill Road to ½ mile above I-95.

  • Children’s Area: From old New Haven-Derby RR upstream approximately 2 miles. Fishing restricted to children under 16.
  • Season: Open 3rd Saturday in April–November 30.

WEST RIVER, Guilford (T)

Intermittent sections from Quonnipaug Lake to Route 1.

WHETSTONE BROOK, Killingly (T)

Intermittent sections from East Killingly downstream to the Fivemile River.

WHITFORD BROOK,
Groton-Ledyard-Stonington (T)

Intermittent sections from Long Pond to the Mystic River.

SEA RUN TROUT STREAM

Downstream of Route 184 bridge:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout: Daily creel limit—2, 15″ minimum length.

WHITING RIVER, North Canaan (T)

Intermittent sections from the Massachusetts state line to confluence with Blackberry River.

WILLIMANTIC RIVER,
Stafford to Windham (
T)

C

Intermittent sections from Stafford Springs to confluence with Natchaug River.

COLE WILDE TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA

In Tolland and Willington from mouth of Roaring Brook downstream to Route 74 bridge:

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Methods: Fly fishing only.
  • Trout:Catch and Release Only.

WILLOW BROOK, Cheshire (T BK BN)

Along the bike path beginning at Lock 12 at Route 42 downstream to Mount Sanford Road.

WOOD RIVER, Voluntown (T)

Intermittent sections from Porter Pond to Hazard Pond.

WYASSUP BROOK, North Stonington (BK)

Intermittent sections from Wyassup Lake downstream to Spalding Pond.

YANTIC RIVER, Bozrah-Norwich (T)

Intermittent sections from Camp Moween Road to Thames River.

TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA

From Barstow Road (Lebanon) downstream to bridge crossing at intersection of Fitchville and Schwartz Roads:

  • Methods: Fly fishing only in sections at the upper and lower boundaries of TMA, as posted.
  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Trout:
  • » Catch and Release Only from September 1 to 6:00 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday in April.
  • » Daily creel limit—2, 9″ minimum length from 6:00 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday in April–August 31.

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