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Enhanced Opportunity Shore Fishing Program

This Marine Fisheries program is part of a broader Department effort to improve the quality of access and fishing to our Public Trust marine fisheries resources in CT, especially in urban areas. This unique program relies on reduced size limit regulations to allow anglers young and old alike the opportunity to experience the joy and relaxation of outdoor recreation and the satisfaction of catching their own dinner. At the same time, the design of this program assures that marine fish conservation objectives continue to be met.

Appendix A. Public Shore Fishing Access Sites where Summer Flounder/Fluke (17 inch min. length) and Scup (8 inch min. length) may be taken at a smaller length limit. Please see Marine Recreational Fishing Regulations for a complete list of marine recreational fishing regulations including creel limit and open seasons.

Appendix A: Enhanced Opportunity Shore Fishing Program Access Sites

Learn more by selecting any site below from the drop-down list on www.depdata.ct.gov/maps/coastalaccess/index.html. Also see Marine Regulations on Marine Recreational Fishing Regulations. *Parking fees apply at these locations. See town park & recreation dept. for more information.

Site

City

Fairfield County

Pleasure Beach Family Fishing Pier

Bridgeport

Saint Mary’s by the Sea*

Bridgeport

Seaside Park*

Bridgeport

Ash Creek Open Space

Fairfield

Jennings Beach*

Fairfield

Penfield Beach*

Fairfield

Penfield Reef

Fairfield

Calf Pasture Beach*

Norwalk

Maritime Aquarium Park

Norwalk

Bond’s Dock

Stratford

Long Beach*

Stratford

Point-No-Point*

Stratford

Russian Beach

Stratford

Short Beach Park*

Stratford

Sherwood Island State Park

Westport

Middlesex County

South Cove Causeway

Old Saybrook

Saybrook Point

Old Saybrook

New Haven County

Branford Point*

Branford

Chaffinch Island Park

Guilford

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Madison

Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center

Milford

Gulf Beach*

Milford

Silver Sands State Park

Milford

Criscuolo Park

New Haven

Fort Nathan Hale Park

New Haven

Tomlinson Bridge Fishing Pier

New Haven

Bradley Point Park

West Haven

Sandy Point

West Haven

Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary

West Haven

New London County

Cini Memorial Park*

East Lyme

Hole-in-the-Wall Beach*

East Lyme

McCook Park*

East Lyme

Rocky Neck State Park

East Lyme

Bluff Point State Park and Reserve

Groton

Eastern Point Beach*

Groton

UCONN-Avery Point*

Groton

City Pier and Waterfront Park

New London

Fort Trumbull State Park

New London

DEEP Marine Headquarters—Ferry Landing Park

Old Lyme

Mystic River Park

Stonington

Stonington Point

Stonington

Stonington Town Dock Fishing Pier

Stonington

Harkness Memorial State Park

Waterford

Mago Point Park

Waterford

Waterford Beach Park*

Waterford