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Marine Recreational Fishing Regulations

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Species, Minimum Sizes, Daily Limits, 
& Fishing Seasons

 

Effective April 1, 2011: Species regulations are subject to change in 2011, but were not available at press time. For legal purposes, the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies must be consulted. Visit www.ct.gov/dep/laws-regs or contact Marine Fisheries (860-434-6043) for current regulations.

Recreational Open Season Extension for Scup (Porgy): The recreational scup fishery closure scheduled to occur on September 27 (October 12 for Party/Charter vessels) has been suspended. The recreational scup fishery will remain open through the end of 2011. For anglers fishing from shore or on private vessels, the minimum size (10.5″) and bag limit (10 fish) remain unchanged during the extended open season.

For paying passengers fishing from a party or charter vessel (P/C), the current 40 fish bag limit remains in place only through October 11. Thereafter, the bag limit returns to 10 fish. The 11″ minimum size for P/C fishermen remains unchanged through the rest of the year.

 

NEW FOR 2011: Summer Flounder (Fluke) taken from SHORE ONLY at a designated summer flounder (fluke) reduced size limit (minimum length) fishing access site listed in Appendix A* shall not be less than 17 inches, provided no fish less than 18.5 inches shall be possessed on any boat, at any boat launch facility, or at any dock, pier or marina where sport fishing boats are moored or tied up. Please see Appendix A (Designated Summer Flounder SHORE Fishing Sites) at right. DAILY CREEL LIMIT is 1 fish. Please see Marine Recreational Fishing Regulations Table below for more information.

 

Species

Notes

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily
Creel Limit
(fish per angler)

Alewife/
Blueback Herring

The taking of Alewife and Blueback Herring is prohibited.

American Eel

Eel Pots limited to 2 pots per person, personal use only.

Legal Methods: Angling, Snagging, Eel Pot

Year Round

6″

50

American Shad

In the Pawcatuck River, the open season for American Shad follows Rhode Island regulations and the daily limit is 1 shad.

Year Round

None

6
(American and Hickory Shad
in aggregate)

Atlantic Cod

Visit www.nero.noaa.gov/nero/regs for updated federal regulations.

Year Round

22″

10

Black Sea Bass

Regulations may change this year, please see www.ct.gov/dep/fishing for updated fishing regulations.

July 1 – October 1

and

November 1 – December 31

13″

25

Bluefish

Year Round

None

10
(including snapper bluefish)

Haddock

Visit www.nero.noaa,gov/nero/regs for updated federal regulations.

Year Round

18″

None

Hickory Shad

Year Round

None

6
(American and Hickory Shad
in aggregate)

Pollock

Visit www.nero.noaa,gov/nero/regs for updated federal regulations.

Year Round

19″

None

Scup
(Porgy)

Private Anglers

May 24 – December 31

10.5″

10

Party/charter vessels

June 8 –
Sept. 6 & Oct. 12 – Dec. 31

11″

10

Sept. 7 – Oct. 11

11″

40

Sea-Run Trout
(Brown, Brook, Rainbow)

Year Round

15″

2
(all species in aggregate)

Striped Bass

  • No spearing or gaffing

Year Round

28″

2

Summer Flounder
(Fluke)

  • On the water, fillets must meet minimum length or be accompanied
    by a legal sized rack (carcass)
  • New for 2011

May 15 –
September 5

18.5″

3

Summer Flounder Shore Fishing Only*
(See Appendix A, at right for Specific Summer Flounder Shore Fishing Locations)

  • New for 2011: Fish taken from SHORE FISHING SITES ONLY at a designated summer flounder (fluke) reduced size limit (minimum length) fishing access site listed in Appendix A* shall not be less than 17 inches (Total Length) and the Daily Creel Limit is 1 fish. Please see this page for Appendix A (Designated Summer Flounder SHORE Fishing Sites).

May 15 –
September 5

17″

1

Tautog
(Blackfish)

Regulations may change this year, please see www.ct.gov/dep/fishing for updated fishing regulations.

January 1 – April 30

14″

4

July 1 – August 31

14″

2

October 1 – December 6

14″

4

Weakfish

Year Round

16″

1

White Perch

Year Round

7″

30

Winter Flounder

Open season:
April 1 – May 30

Closed season:
May 31 – March 31

12″

2

Sharks/Tuna

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix A:
Designated Summer Flounder (Fluke) SHORE Fishing Access Sites

Name

City

Owner

Fairfield County

Saint Mary’s by the Sea

Bridgeport

City

Seaside Park

Bridgeport

City

Ash Creek Open Space

Fairfield

City

Jennings Beach

Fairfield

City

Penfield Beach

Fairfield

City

Penfield Reef

Fairfield

City

Calf Pasture Beach

Norwalk

City

Maritime Aquarium Park

Norwalk

City

Bond’s Dock

Stratford

City

Long Beach

Stratford

City

Point-No-Point

Stratford

City

Russian Beach

Stratford

City

Short Beach Park

Stratford

City

Sherwood Island State Park (CT DEP)

Westport

State

Middlesex County

South Cove Causeway

Old Saybrook

State

New Haven County

Branford Point

Branford

City

Chaffinch Island Park

Guilford

City

Hammonasset Beach State Park (CT DEP)

Madison

State

Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center

Milford

Audubon

Gulf Beach

Milford

City

Silver Sands State Park (CT DEP)

Milford

State

Criscuolo Park

New Haven

City

East Shore Park

New Haven

City

Fort Nathan Hale Park

New Haven

City

Bradley Point Park

West Haven

City

Sandy Point

West Haven

City

Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary

West Haven

City

New London County

Cini Memorial Park

East Lyme

City

Hole-in-the-Wall Beach

East Lyme

City

McCook Park

East Lyme

City

Rocky Neck State Park
(CT DEP)

East Lyme

State

Eastern Point Beach

Groton

City

Mystic River Park

Mystic

City

City Pier / Fort Trumbull State Park (CT DEP)

New London

City

CT DEP Marine Headquarters- Ferry Landing State Park

Old Lyme

State

Stonington Point

Stonington

State

Stonington Town Dock Fishing Pier and Memorial

Stonington

City

Harkness Memorial State Park (CT DEP)

Waterford

State

Jordans Cove Water Access

Waterford

State

Mago Point Park

Waterford

City

Waterford Beach Park

Waterford

City

 

Minimum length is measured from the tip of the snout (head) to the end of the tail.

 

Spearfishing is an allowed recreational activity, subject to all sport fishing regulations.

 

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