Connecticut Directories

Fishing Regulations Icon Connecticut Fishing

The Connecticut Angler’s Guide is published annually by the

State of Connecticut


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

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

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