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    • 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, […]

    • Monster or Valuable Asset to Our River Systems?

      Monster or Valuable Asset to Our River Systems? Many people see these creatures as a nuisance. Many also think that they are invasive. While they look like a prehistoric monster type eel, they are far from the monster many think they are. We in the Northeast do not live in […]

    • 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 […]

    • Connecticut K-9 EnCon Officer in Need of a Protective Vest

      Connecticut K-9 EnCon Officer in Need of a Protective Vest Calling all those that support our State Officers. Baloo, one of our State Encon Officer’s is in need of a protective vest. The cost of one vest is $1050 and the state will not cover this. I am in touch […]

    • Fishing Northeast’s 2016 Fall Casting With Kids Wrapup

      Fishing Northeast’s 2016 Fall Casting With Kids Wrapup Fishing Northeast held Casting with Kids this past Saturday, October 1 2016 at Black Rock State Park in Watertown, CT. The event was a huge success with many kids receiving free fishing gear including rods, reels, line, hooks, weights, bobbers, lures and […]

    • 2016 Presidential Election – Who Is Fishing For Votes?

      2016 Presidential Election – Who Is Fishing For Votes? #LETGARYDEBATE

    • Hanover Pond, Meriden, CT Drawn Down For Hydroelectric Technology

      Hanover Pond, Meriden, CT Drawn Down For Hydroelectric Technology As it was brought to the attention of many on our Fishing CT Facebook group, Hanover Pond in Meriden, CT was drawn down. Upon investigation, Doug Thurston responded with “I am on the phone with the head of the Quinnipiac Watershed […]

    • Connecticut FAC Recap from September 8, 2016

      Connecticut FAC Recap from September 8, 2016 Thursday night was our quarterly FAC (Fisheries Advisory Council) meeting. Today is a busy day for me but I wanted to share some of the key points brought up at last nights meeting. The DEEP is in the process of combining the Inland […]

    • EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: FARMINGTON RIVER CLOSURES

      EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: FARMINGTON RIVER CLOSURES The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection today announced the closures of eight refuges on portions of the West Branch Farmington River and Farmington River, effective immediately. Please take a look at the PDF file for complete details and locations.

    • Some Fishing Records Have Fallen Across The Country

      Some Fishing Records Have Fallen Across The Country Many records have been falling across the country this year in the angling community and I am not the only one to notice this. Tim Nielsen, member of the Facebook group Fishing CT, recently posted, “There are a lot of records being […]

    • Long Island Sound Fishing Entangled In Conflicting Multi-State Regulations

      Long Island Sound Fishing Entangled In Conflicting Multi-State Regulations WESTBROOK — There’s a joke among Connecticut anglers that the first thing you really need for a Long Island Sound fishing trip is a lawyer: Catching the wrong fish at the wrong time in the wrong waters could land you in […]

    • NYDEC Confiscates More Than 1,100 Pounds of Illegal Lobsters from Price Chopper

      NYDEC Confiscates More Than 1,100 Pounds of Illegal Lobsters from Price Chopper The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) seized more than 1,100 pounds of undersized lobsters from Price Chopper in three different inspections over the last four months, the agency announced today. The […]

    • Researchers report seeing more sharks on the East Coast

      Researchers report seeing more sharks on the East Coast BOSTON — It’s shark season on the East Coast. Shark sightings have prompted authorities to temporarily close popular beaches in New England, New York and elsewhere this month. And 13 people have been bitten by sharks in Florida this year. Earlier […]

    • Upstate NY trout streams hurting from low water conditions

      Upstate NY trout streams hurting from low water conditions Drought conditions are causing “dire” conditions on many in-land trout streams across Upstate New York, according to fly fishing shops and anglers. “Dire is a good word. We’re calling it “BYOW” conditions – Bring Your Own Water,” said Jay Peck of Coleman’s […]

    • DEC officials want rare, teeth baring, fish out of Schenectady pond

      DEC officials want rare, teeth baring, fish out of Schenectady pond SCHENECTADY–Most every fisherman has the story of their greatest catch. Few though, can say it involved a wrestling match. Julian Canavan was behind the fishing line on the pond at Central Park in Schenectady. “As a sports fisherman it […]

    • NY state extends restrictions on hooks for shark fishing

      NY state extends restrictions on hooks for shark fishing ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will require fishermen use circle hooks for catching sharks for two more years in an effort to protect them. A new law continues the ban on shark fishing with the traditional J-hooks that sharks […]

    • DEC Reopens Dunkirk Fishing Pier

      DEC Reopens Dunkirk Fishing Pier Upgraded Pier Improves Public Fishing Access to Lake Erie Repair work and accessibility improvements to the Dunkirk Fishing Pier in the City of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, are now complete.  Enhancements to the pier now offer improved access to one of Lake Erie’s most popular fishing […]

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