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Connecticut Bait & Tackle Shops

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Town

Shop name

Address

Phone

Ashford

Ralph’s Bait Shop

14 Lakeview Drive

860-487-3544

Avon

Orvis Avon

380 West Main St.

860-678-7900

Bozrah

Bob’s Bait

191 Fitchville Rd.

860-885-0292

Branford

Branford Bait & Tackle

51 Goodsell Point Rd.

203-315-1313

Bridgeport

Jimmy O’s Bait & Tackle

3389 Fairfield Ave.

203-384-6359

H&H Shellfish LLC

365 Seaview Ave.

203-612-4798

Marine Sport Center

2400 Fairfield Avenue

203-335-8646

Orbit Marine Sports Center Inc.

3273 Fairfield Ave.

203-333-3483

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Trading Post & Academy

106 Tripp Hollow Rd.

860-774-SHOT

Byram

Rudy’s Bait ‘n’ Tackle

242 South Water St.

203-531-3168

Clinton

Early Bird Bait & Tackle

34 Riverside Drive

203-927-1052

Columbia

Center Sports of Columbia

3 Orlando Drive

860-228-1666

Cornwall
Bridge

Housatonic Meadows Fly Shop

13 Route 7

860-672-6064

Housatonic River Outfitters, Inc.

24 Kent Rd.

860-672-1010

Colchester

Gramp’s Bait & Tackle

128 Mill Street

860-942-2530

Cos Cob

Sportsman’s Den of Greenwich

33 River Rd.

203-869-3234

Cromwell

Big Little Bait & Tackle

1 School St.

860-997-0891

Danbury

Candlewood Bait & Tackle

36 Tamarack Ave.

203-743-2221

Darien

The Dock Shop

51 Tokeneke Rd.

203-557-0873

Orvis Store

432 Boston Post Rd.

203-662-0844

Compleat Angler

541 Post Rd.

203-655-9400

Dayville

Bob’s Place

132 Ballouville Rd.

860-774-2286

East Canaan

Jim’s Bait & Tackle

391 Norfolk Rd.

860-824-5773

Eastford

B & T Bait Shack

18 Sprague Hill Rd.

860-942-9638

East Haddam

Lakeside Dan’s

18 Shore Rd.

203-623-5439

East Hartford

Cabelas East Hartford

475 East Hartford
Blvd. North

860-290-6200

Ellington

3 J’s Deli Mart

99 Stafford Rd.

860-454-7082

Enfield

Yankee Bait & Tackle

88 Main St.

860-741-5994

Smola’s Flyfishing Guide & Service

483 Hazard Ave.

860-763-1856

Fairfield

South Benson Outfitters

South Benson Marina 555 Turney Road

203-400-2838

Granby

Rome’s Bait & Tackle

335 Salmon Brook St., Rte. 10 & 202

860-413-9445

Greenwich

Byram’s Bait & Tackle

35 North Water St.

203-531-5100

Groton

Ken’s Tackle Shop

213 Thames St.

860-445-6888

Madison

Captain Morgan’s Bait & Tackle

Marine Center, Rt. 1

203-245-8665

Manchester

Farr’s Sporting Goods

2 Main St.

860-643-7111

Marlborough

Frank’s Live Bait

19 West Rd.

860-295-9659

Meriden

Lunker City Fishing Specialties

847 Hanover Rd.

203-237-3474

Middletown

Fishin Factory III

238 East Main St.

860-344-9139

Milford

Bobby J’s Bait & Tackle

354 New Haven Ave.

203-876-1495

Fisherman’s Paradise

40 Bridgeport Avenue

203-283-1432

Mystic

Shaffer’s Boat Livery

106 Mason Island Rd.

860-536-8713

New Haven

Dee’s Bait & Tackle

93 Clay St.

203-562-7025

New London

AW Marina Bait & Tackle

178 Pequot Ave.

860-443-6076

Diane’s Bait Tackle & Charters

Located at Burrs Marina 244 Pequot Avenue

860-857-2373

Standard Field & Stream

216 Montauk Ave.

214-886-3220

Niantic

J & B Tackle Co. Inc.

23/25 Smith Ave.

860-739-7419

Mackey’s Bait & Tackle Shop

158 West Main St.

860-739-2677

Noank

Wild Bill’s Action Sports & Tackle

93 Marsh Rd.

860-536-6648

Norwalk

Fisherman’s World Inc.

2 Fort Point St.

203-866-1075

Hiller Sports

4 New Canaan Ave.

203-857-3474

Norwich

Thayer’s Marine & RV

14 Falls Ave.

860-887-8315

Old Lyme

Black Hall Outfitters

132 Shore Rd.

860-434-9680

Old Saybrook

Ted’s Bait & Tackle

35 Ferry Place

860-388-4882

River’s End Tackle

440 Boston Post Rd.

860-388-2283

Plainfield

B & J’s Bait & Tackle Shop

29 Academy Lane

860-564-7742

Plainville

The Hook and Arrow

135 West Main St.

860-479-5907

Tag’s Tacklebox and Plainville Bait

94 Whiting Street

860-846-0943

Pine Meadow

Up Country Sport Fishing

352 Main St.

860-379-1952

Portland

Zah’ Bait & Tackle

204B Main Street

860-316-7539

Preston

Fish Connection

127 Route 12

860-885-1739

Rowayton

The Bait Shop Inc.

99 Rowayton Ave.

203-853-3811

Salisbury

O’Hara’s Landing Marina

254 Twin Lakes Rd.

860-824-7583

Southington

Fishin Factory

1426 Meriden-
Waterbury Tpke.

860-621-8145

Stamford

Pete’s Place

124 Jefferson St.

203-356-9383

Stonington

Don’s Dock

228 North Water St.

860-535-0077

Stonington Marina

926 Stonington Rd. (Rt. 1)

860-599-4730

Stratford

Stratford Bait & Tackle

1076 1⁄2 Stratford Ave.

203-377-8091

The Surfcaster

360 Sniffens Lane

203-610-6965

Thomaston

Sanzeri’s Bait & Tackle

288 South Main St.

860-283-8654

Union

JT’s Fly Shop

664 Buckley Hwy.

860-684-1575

Wallingford

New England Dive & Tackle

1060 South Colony Rd.

203-284-1880

Warren

Housatonic River Outfitters

24 Kent Rd.

860-672-1010

Waterford

Hillyer’s Tackle Shop

374 Rope Ferry Rd.

860-443-7615

Westbrook

Beach Nut Sports Center

314 Boston Post Rd.

860-399-6534

Jack’s Shoreline Bait & Tackle

174 Boston Post Rd.

860-664-9424

Tidewater Bait & Tackle

362 Boston Post Rd.

860-399-2219

Westport

The Dock Shop

609 Riverside Ave.

203-956-5893

West Haven

Some-Things Fishy

17 Kimberly Avenue #19

203-933-2002

Windsor Locks

Joe’s Bass, Bait & Tackle

12 Dickerman Ave.

860-623-7980

Winsted

Outdoor Artistry Taxidermy & Bait

351 North Main St.

860-480-5765

Northwest Sporting Goods
& Supply

178 Rowley St.

860-469-2891

Still River Outfitters

58 Main Street

860-909-1131

Wolcott

Sportsmen’s Outpost

415 Wolcott Rd. (Rt. 69)

203-879-1139

Wolcott Bait & Tackle

690 Wolcott Rd. (Rt. 69)

203-707-6986

If we missed your shop or you have changes to your information on this list, please contact David R. Molnar, david.molnar@ct.gov, or call 860-434-6043.

REMINDER TO ANGLERS!

Fishing in or Casting into Permitted Swim Areas is Prohibited

State regulations prohibit fishing in or into a swim area that’s been permitted by DEEP. Additionally, vessels cannot be operated within a permitted swim area, and there’s a 100 foot “no-wake” zone around the perimeter.

Swim areas that have been permitted by DEEP will be marked by white buoys with orange markings, and there should be a permit number posted on the buoys. They may or may not have small orange barrier floats to further demarcate the area.

Should questions arise concerning the validity of the swim area (no permit numbers or the area appears to have been changed / enlarged or keeps moving), please contact DEEP’s Boating Division at 860-434-8638.

 

Fisheries advisory council

The Fisheries Advisory Council (FAC) is a group of dedicated citizens from all regions of the state working together for fish and fishing in Connecticut.

For more information about the FAC, please call 860-424-3474.

 

Discarded fishing line and other trash

Anglers are reminded that any person who intentionally discards fishing line or other litter in the waters of the state, on public property of the state or on private property not owned by such person is subject to a fine under section 22a-250 of the general statutes.

Carelessly discarded fishing line can seriously harm or kill wildlife. Animals can become entangled in, or ingest, the line, which can cause starvation, strangulation and deep wounding. Wildlife usually do not survive the injuries they sustain from entanglements. Properly dispose of fishing line, hooks, lures, weights and all other trash. To prevent incidents like the dead osprey found in Old Lyme, monofilament fishing line recycling receptacles have been installed at dozens of inland and coastal sites around the state to encourage less waste line in the environment. The disposed fishing line is collected by volunteers and then sent to a company that recycles it to make underwater habitat structures for fish.

Find a fishing line recycling receptacle near you at www.ct.gov/deep/fishinglinerecycling or look for the Z on the lists of lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and coastal fishing areas.