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The Connecticut Angler’s Guide is published annually by the

State of Connecticut

Dannel P. Malloy, Governor

Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

Robert Klee, Commissioner

Susan Whalen, Deputy Commissioner

Bureau of Natural Resources

William A. Hyatt, Chief

Fisheries Division

Peter J. Aarrestad, Director

Marine Fisheries Program

Mark Alexander, Assistant Director

Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
www.ct.gov/deep

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact us at (860) 418-5910 or DEEP.accomodations@ct.gov if you: have a disability and need a communication aid or service; have limited proficiency in English and may need information in another language; or if you wish to file an ADA or Title VI discrimination complaint.

This Guide is intended to provide a summary of the more important rules and regulations governing sport fishing in Connecticut and to assist in the enjoyment of the angling experience. For legal purposes, the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies and the Connecticut General Statutes must be consulted.

NOTICE: Some advertisements in this publication may state that “No sales tax” is due. This is because the retailer is located in a state that does not impose sales or use tax, and the retailer is not registered to collect Connecticut sales and use taxes. While you may not have to pay sales tax in the state where you bought the goods or services, you must pay Connecticut use tax on taxable goods or services purchased for use in Connecticut. For more information, see the Department of Revenue Services’ Informational Publication 2011(15), Q&A on the Connecticut Individual Use Tax: www.ct.gov/drs/lib/drs/publications/pubsip/2011/ip2011-15.pdf

Directory of Services

For additional information the following DEEP offices may be contacted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note that the DEEP – Licensing and Revenue Permit Sales Office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Note that the Sales Office closes at noon before major holidays and may close early during periods of severe weather.

DEEP website www.ct.gov/deep

Fisheries Division
(Central Office) 860-424-3474

Inland Fisheries 860-424-3474

Marine Fisheries Program
(Headquarters—Old Lyme) 860-434-6043

Environmental
Conservation Police 860-424-3012

Parks & Recreation 860-424-3200

Wildlife 860-424-3011

Forestry 860-424-3630

General DEEP Information 860-424-3000

Licensing & Revenue 860-424-3105

DEEP Store
(Maps & Publications) 860-424-3555

Field Services

Questions concerning hunting, trapping, fishing, boating, camping, recreational use of state lands, forestry, and law enforcement may be directed to one of the following field offices (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Eastern Area
Headquarters 860-295-9523

Western Area
Headquarters 860-485-0226

Marine Headquarters 860-434-6148

Marine Law
Enforcement 860-434-9840

Boating Safety
and Education 860-434-8638

Other Useful Numbers

Aquaculture Division (Dept. Of Agriculture)
Shellfish 203-874-0696

Oil And Chemical Spill
Response Division 860-424-3338

24 Hour Emergency Numbers

Toll free report a violation 1-800-842-4357

DEEP Emergency Dispatch 860-424-3333

Información disponible en español relacionada con la pesca en Connecticut —
www.ct.gov/deep/care

Los folletos de la pesca en aguas dulces y aguas saladas fuerón traducidos al español para la distribución a la comunidad hispana residente en Connecticut. El objetivo de los folletos de pesca en español es para ayudar a fomentar, aumentar, y promover la participación hispana en esta actividad.

Somos afortunados en Connecticut por el gran abastecimiento de peces. La población de Connecticut tiene la oportunidad a pescar a no más de 5 millas de su residencia. Las aguas dulces de Connecticut le ofrece pescar peces tales como la Trucha, la Lobina, el Lucio Norteamericano, y el Panfish. Si su preferancia es pez de agua salada, las aguas de Connecticut le ofrece pesca peces tales como la Lobina Rayada, Summer Flounder, Anjona, y Porgy. ¡Vamonos a Pescar!