From the CT DEC Site.
We are very pleased to announce that Governor Ned Lamont has opened fishing in the Inland District, including trout fishing effective today (3/24/20). All other regulations for fishing, including, but not limited to, licensing, stamps, methods, catch-and-release areas, creel limits and length limits shall remain in effect. Anglers shall practice social distancing measures, such as remaining six feet apart.
Please join Mike Beauchene on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm for a LIVE Q&A about this order and any other fishing questions you may have.
Do your part and stay apart as SOCIAL DISTANCING IS A MUST, even when fishing!
Here is a link to the order portal.ct.gov/-/media/Office-of-the-Gove...tive-Order-No-7L.pdf
Here are the key excerpts:
WHEREAS, fishing is a healthy outdoor activity and an opportunity to enjoy Connecticut's natural
resources, provided that anglers practice social distancing by standing at least six feet apart, and not
traveling in groups; and
WHEREAS, opening the fishing season early in inland waters will help to limit community spread of
COVID-19 by eliminating the large crowds that often accompany the traditional Opening Day of fishing
2. Early Opening of Fishing Season. Notwithstanding Section 26-112 of the Connecticut General Statutes and any associated regulations, effective immediately and through the
remainder of the 2020 fishing season, unless earlier modified or terminated by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, there is no closed season for
fishing in the inland waters of Connecticut. The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may extend or modify the open seasons for inland waters fishing without notice and public hearing and issue any implementing orders she deems necessary consistent with this order. All other regulations for fishing, including, but not limited to, licensing, stamps, methods, catch-and-release areas, creel limits and length limits shall remain in effect. Anglers shall practice social distancing measures, such as remaining six feet apart.