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Neighborhood Fishing Opportunities

Channel Catfish:

Channel Catfish Stocking

  • Stocked as adults (14" or more).
  • The purchase of channel catfish is provided through federal Sport Fish Restoration program funding.
  • Excellent to eat, try blackened, Cajun, deep fried, or broiled).
  • Reach large size (CT record = 29 lbs. 6 oz.).
  • Are easy to catch year-round.
  • Statewide regulations for catfish: 6 fish per day creel limit, no length limit. In selected areas stocked with catfish, 3 fish per day creel limit.

Community Fishing Waters Program:

DEEP and local communities working together to promote natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities within urban neighborhoods.

As part of the community fishing waters program DEEP stocks trout (spring), channel catfish (late spring/early summer), or both, into waters on or close to public transportation routes. Stocking these waters within close proximity to tens of thousands brings a high quality fishing experience to many CT residents. Be sure to cast a line into one of our Community Fishing Waters today!