Choose your state

Alabama Alabama Hunting & Fishing Alabama Hunting & Fishing

Alaska Alaska Motorcycle Manual Alaska Waterfowl Hunting Alaska Hunting

Arizona Arizona Hunting Arizona Waterfowl Hunting

Arkansas Arkansas Hunting Arkansas Waterfowl Hunting

California California Big Game Hunting California Freshwater Fishing California Saltwater Fishing

Colorado Colorado Hunting Colorado Waterfowl Hunting

Connecticut Connecticut Fishing Connecticut Hunting

Delaware Delaware Hunting Delaware Fishing

Florida Florida Saltwater Fishing Florida Freshwater Fishing Florida Hunting

Georgia Georgia Alcohol & Drug Awareness Program Georgia Hunting Georgia Commercial Drivers Georgia Drivers Manual Georgia Motorcycle Manual 40-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide Georgia Fishing

Hawaii Hawaii Hunting

Idaho Idaho Hunting Idaho Deer Hunting Idaho Waterfowl Hunting

Illinois Illinois Hunting Illinois Waterfowl Hunting

Indiana Indiana Hunting Indiana Fishing

Iowa Iowa Hunting Iowa Waterfowl Hunting

Kansas Kansas Hunting Kansas Waterfowl Hunting

Kentucky Kentucky Hunting Kentucky Waterfowl Hunting

Louisiana Louisiana Hunting

Maine Maine Hunting Maine Fishing Maine ATV & Snowmobile

Maryland Maryland Fishing Maryland Hunting

Massachusetts Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing Massachusetts Hunting & Fishing

Michigan Michigan Fishing Michigan Hunting Michigan Waterfowl Hunting

Minnesota Minnesota Hunting Minnesota Waterfowl Hunting

Mississippi Mississippi Hunting & Fishing

Missouri Missouri Hunting Missouri Waterfowl Hunting

Montana Montana Hunting Montana Deer Hunting Montana Waterfowl Hunting

Nebraska Nebraska Hunting Nebraska Deer Hunting Nebraska Waterfowl Hunting

Nevada Nevada Fishing Nevada Hunting Nevada Big Game Hunting

New Hampshire New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing New Hampshire Saltwater Fishing New Hampshire Hunting New Hampshire ATV & Snowmobile

New Jersey New Jersey Saltwater Fishing New Jersey Freshwater Fishing New Jersey Hunting

New Mexico New Mexico Hunting New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info – 2016-2017 New Mexico Waterfowl Hunting

New York New York Hunting New York Fishing

North Carolina North Carolina Hunting North Carolina Waterfowl Hunting

North Dakota North Dakota Hunting North Dakota Deer Hunting North Dakota Waterfowl Hunting

Ohio Ohio Hunting Ohio Fishing

Oklahoma Oklahoma Fishing Oklahoma Hunting

Oregon Oregon Game Bird Hunting Oregon Fishing Oregon Big Game Hunting

Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Hunting Pennsylvania Waterfowl Hunting

Rhode Island Rhode Island Saltwater Fishing Regulations Guide Rhode Island Freshwater Fishing Rhode Island Hunting

South Carolina South Carolina Hunting & Fishing

South Dakota South Dakota Hunting South Dakota Waterfowl Hunting

Tennessee Tennessee Hunting Tennessee Waterfowl Hunting

Texas Texas Hunting Texas Waterfowl Hunting

Utah Utah Hunting Utah Deer Hunting Utah Waterfowl Hunting

Vermont Vermont Hunting Vermont Fishing

Virginia Virginia Migratory Game Bird Hunting Virginia Hunting Virginia Fishing

Washington Washington Hunting Washington Deer Hunting Washington Waterfowl Hunting

West Virginia West Virginia Hunting West Virginia Waterfowl Hunting

Wisconsin Wisconsin Hunting Wisconsin Deer Hunting Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunting

Wyoming Wyoming Hunting Wyoming Deer Hunting Wyoming Waterfowl Hunting


Enhanced Fishing Opportunities

Fishing Regulations Icon Connecticut Fishing


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 (9 inch min. length) may be taken at a smaller length limit. Please see page 58 for a complete list of marine recreational fishing regulations including creel limit and open seasons.

Bonus Striper Fishing Program

From May 1st to December 31st 2017 inclusive, striped bass at least 22 inches but less than 28 inches total length may be possessed provided the angler:

  1. Immediately upon retention of such fish, permanently secures a tag (see image below) through the mouth of the striped bass. Bonus striped bass tags can be obtained at CT DEEP offices or through CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Angler Survey staff and other designated locations. See for updated information.
  2. Ensures that the bonus striped bass tag remains on the fish until such fish is taken home or to another location where the fish is to be consumed.
  3. Uses the Bonus Striped Bass Reporting Card that was provided with your fish tag to record the date of capture, length of the fish and your Conservation ID.
  4. Returns the reporting card within 48 hours of harvesting the bonus striped bass.
  5. Harvests only ONE bonus striped bass per day regardless of the number of tags the angler possess.
  6. Understands that the tags are valid only in Connecticut State Waters.

Appendix A: Enhanced Opportunity Shore Fishing Program Access Sites

Learn more by selecting any site below from the drop-down list on .



Fairfield County

Pleasure Beach Family Fishing Pier


Saint Mary’s by the Sea


Seaside Park


Ash Creek Open Space


Jennings Beach


Penfield Beach


Penfield Reef


Calf Pasture Beach


Maritime Aquarium Park


Bond’s Dock


Long Beach




Russian Beach


Short Beach Park


Sherwood Island State Park


Middlesex County

South Cove Causeway

Old Saybrook

Saybrook Point

Old Saybrook

New Haven County

Branford Point


Chaffinch Island Park


Hammonasset Beach State Park


Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center


Gulf Beach


Silver Sands State Park


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


Eastern Point Beach


UCONN-Avery Point


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 Point


Stonington Town Dock Fishing Pier


Harkness Memorial State Park


Mago Point Park


Waterford Beach Park