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    • From Maine to Florida, Hearings on Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 3 Are Scheduled

      The Atlantic coastal states of Maine through Florida have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. The details of those hearings follows: Maine Dept. of Marine Resources October 5, 2017; 6 PM Yarmouth Town Hall 200 Main Street […]

    • Connecticut Free Fishing Day Saturday August 12

      Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Saturday, August 12, “Free Fishing License Day” for all anglers in Connecticut. To fish for free, anyone – resident or non-resident – 16 years of age or older can obtain a free one-day fishing license — good for both the […]

    • Rivers Alliance of Connecticut Auction

      To Protect Our Rivers and Wildlife Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, Inc. is the only statewide nonprofit dedicated to protecting and enhancing all of Connecticut’s rivers, streams, and watersheds. Our members are individuals, organizations, and corporations concerned with the health and protection of our rivers and water resources in general. We […]

    • Connecticut River to be included among ‘critical habitat’ areas for sturgeon

      The Connecticut River, from its mouth in Old Lyme and Old Saybrook to the Holyoke Dam in Massachusetts, would be one of several areas designated as a “critical habitat” for the endangered Atlantic sturgeon under a proposal set to be finalized as early as next week. The National Marine Fisheries […]


      Connecticut Anglers: Fish hatcheries, and the programs they make possible, are again being put at risk due to the state’s budget deficit. In this case, the worst case scenario is not a loss of funding or cuts directed specifically at the hatcheries but the inability of the Department of Energy […]

    • A Rainy Day For Casting With Kids

      Fishing Northeast held our Spring Casting With Kids (Connecticut) event at Pickett’s Pond, Osbornedale State Park in Derby on Saturday, May 13. While we have had a run of bad weather for our events, we continue putting smiles on kids faces. With this being our 3rd Casting With Kids event, […]

    • What is the (FAC) Fisheries Advisory Council?

      What is the (FAC) Fisheries Advisory Council? The goals of the Fisheries Advisory Council (FAC) are to: Improve communication between the public and both the Inland and Marine Fisheries Divisions of DEEP; delineate issues and problems that affect all users of marine and inland fisheries resources; advise both the Inland […]

    • Calling All Anglers: Please Help Christopher’s Crusade against ALD

      Calling All Anglers: Please Help Christopher’s Crusade against ALD On Thursday, February 9th, 2017, I was standing on my front porch with my wife discussing the snow we had just received. We were talking about what a great landlord our neighbor’s had across the street as we watched the landlord […]

    • Details on Fishing License Money, Trout Stamp and 65+ License Fee

      Details on Fishing License Money, Trout Stamp and 65+ License Fee I have laid it out in the past for many readers, some get it while others always seem to know more than everyone else, including those involved and those that actually discuss the details first hand with DEEP Officials. […]

    • 3rd Annual FCT Ice Gala Wrap Up

      3rd Annual FCT Ice Gala Wrap Up On Saturday, February 11, 2017, Fishing Northeast held The Third Annual Fishing CT Ice Fishing Gala on South Cove, Bantam Lake in Morris, CT. Weather threw all types of curveballs at the organizers the week before the event, from temperatures in the 50’s […]

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