Connecticut

Recreation

Fishing

Three Aquarion reservoirs are open for fishing by permit:

  • The Saugatuck, in Redding and Weston. At this reservoir we offer a fishing dock accessible to wheelchair users, located in Weston at the intersection of Valley Forge and Davis Hill Roads.
     
  • The Far Mill, in Shelton.
     
  • The West Pequonnock, in Monroe.

Fishing season begins the third Saturday of April and ends on the last day of December. Ice fishing is prohibited. During fishing season, you may fish daily, including holidays, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Anglers 16 years of age or older must have a valid State fishing license to apply for an Aquarion Water Company fishing permit. Anglers under the age of 16 are not required to have a permit, but must be accompanied by an adult permit-holder.
     
  • Anglers 65 years of age or older are eligible for a lifetime permit.
     
  • Non-residents and Connecticut residents with valid State fishing licenses may purchase a season or daily permit. Nonresidents, with a valid three-day non-resident fishing license, may only purchase daily permits.
     
  • Fishing is permitted only from the shoreline. Boating, flotation devices and waders are prohibited.
     
  • To help us protect the public water supply from contamination, the introduction of alewives into the water is prohibited. Also, please do not empty bait containers into the reservoir to help us protect the public water supply from contamination.
     
  • Cleaning fish on the shoreline or elsewhere on the Conservation Lands property is prohibited.

How to obtain a permit

To purchase a permit you will need a valid Connecticut fishing license. Season permit fees are $25.00, one-day permits are $5.00, and permits for senior citizens and physically challenged anglers are free.

Permits can be obtained at:

Watershed & Environmental
Management Office
714 Black Rock Road (Rt. 58)
Easton, CT 06612-1146
(203) 452-3511

Or from:

Town Clerks    

Easton Town Clerk
225 Center Road
Easton, CT 06612
(203) 268-6291
 

Monroe Town Clerk
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, CT 06468
(203) 452-5400
 

Redding Town Clerk
Lonetown Road
Redding, CT 06875
(203) 938-2377
 

Trumbull Town Clerk
5866 Main Street
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 452-5000
 

Weston Town Clerk
56 Norfield Road
Weston, CT 06883
 
 

 

 

Retail Establishments    

Candlewood Bait & Tackle Co.
2 Germantown Road
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 743-2221
www.candlewoodbait.com
 

Fisherman's World
Liberty Square
East Norwalk, CT 06855
(203) 866-1075
www.fishermansworld.net
 

Harborview Bait and Tackle
185 Ferry Blvd
Stratford, CT 06497
(203) 377-5544
 

J & B Sales & Service
380 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
(203) 762-3315
 

Marine Sports Center
2400 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 335-8646
 

Newtown Bait & Tackle
78 South Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 426-6629
www.newtownbaitandtackle.com
 

Orbit Marine
3273 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 333-3483
www.orbitmarine.com
 

Poster Hardware
2155 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06430
(203) 368-3242
 

Stratford Bait and Tackle
1076 1/2 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, CT 06497
(203) 377-8091
www.stratfordbaitandtackle.net
 

Westport Outfitters
609 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT 06855
(203) 341-9490
www.westportoutfitters.com
 

   

 For More Information:

Be Our Guest brochure – Essential information about fishing, hiking and other ways of safely enjoying our beautiful lands and reservoirs.

Downloadable Fishing Maps

Saugatuck

Far Mill

West Pequonnock