The Connecticut Angler’s Guide is published annually by the
State of ConnecticutGovernor
Department of Energy & Environmental ProtectionKatie S. Dykes, Commissioner Mason Trumble, Deputy Commissioner
Bureau of Natural ResourcesRick Jacobson, Chief
Fisheries DivisionPete Aarrestad, Director
Marine Fisheries ProgramJustin Davis, Assistant Director
Department of Energy & Environmental Protection79 Elm Street Hartford, CT 06106-5127 https://portal.ct.gov/deep
Directory of ServicesFor 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 ServicesQuestions 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 NumbersAquaculture Division (Dept. Of Agriculture) Shellfish 203-874-0696 Oil And Chemical Spill Response Division 860-424-3338
24 Hour Emergency NumbersToll 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.
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