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Connecticut

Fishing

Connecticut Directories

The Connecticut Angler’s Guide is published annually by the

State of Connecticut

Governor

Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

Katie S. Dykes, Commissioner Mason Trumble, Deputy Commissioner

Bureau of Natural Resources

Rick Jacobson, Chief

Fisheries Division

Pete Aarrestad, Director

Marine Fisheries Program

Justin Davis, Assistant Director

Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

79 Elm Street Hartford, CT 06106-5127 https://portal.ct.gov/deep

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. (closes at noon before major holidays and may close early during periods of severe weather). DEEP website https://portal.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

Opening Day: April 10th, 2021

Family Fishing Day 2021

May 8th—no license required.

Free Fishing License Day

June 20th and August 14th.

Learn to Fish: Free Classes, Family Fishing Lessons (PDF)

The Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) Program will introduce you and your family to the fun of fishing. Expert instruction, hands-on activities and a fishing trip will lead to wonderful time spent outside with your family or friends.

To Report a Wildlife Violation

Call 1-800-842-HELP

24 Hours Toll Free • All Calls Confidential

CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection