FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Saturday marks the opening of the trout fishing season in Connecticut.
Here's a list of some popular spots in Fairfield County where you might find them biting:
- Aspetuck River, Weston
- Byram River, Greenwich
- Farmill River, Shelton
- Mianus River, Greenwich, Stamford
- Mill River, Fairfield
- Norwalk River, Redding and Wilton
- Pequonnock River, Trumbull and Bridgeport
- Pond Brook, Newtown
- Pootatuck River, Newtown and Monroe
- Rippowam River, Stamford
- Saugatuck River, Weston and Westport
- Still River, Danbury
Anglers are reminded that state fishing licenses are required for anyone over 16 years old and can be purchased at any Town Hall or at many fishing vendors.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has already released more than 306,000 trout into nearly 100 lakes and ponds and more than 120 rivers and streams across the state in preparation for the big day.
“Opening Day is an exciting time for Connecticut’s many trout anglers, and they can look forward to a great fishing season,” said Susan Whalen, deputy commissioner of DEEP.
Among the best places for families to fish on opening day are the designated trout parks, including Great Hollow Pond/Wolfe Park in Monroe.
As an added feature, families and young anglers will be able to help stock trout at eight of the trout parks on opening day. Click here for details.
DEEP Fisheries and Wildlife information can also be found directly on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CTFishandWildlife .
For a complete list of fishing license vendors, visit the DEEP website, www.ct.gov/deep/fishing , or call DEEP Licensing and Revenue (860-424-3105).