Fishing

Three Aquarion reservoirs are open for fishing by permit

  1. 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.
  2. The Far Mill, in Shelton.
  3. The West Pequonnock, in Monroe.
man fishing in lake

Fishing Quick Facts

  • Fishing season begins the second 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.

Rules

  • Anglers 16 years of age or older must have a valid Connecticut 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 a valid Connecticut State Fishing License 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 or designated docks. 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. This helps us protect the public water supply from contamination.
  • Cleaning fish on the shoreline or elsewhere on the Conservation Lands property is prohibited.

Fishing Maps


How to obtain an Aquarion Water Company Fishing Permit

  • To purchase a permit you will need a valid Connecticut State 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) 445-7339

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

Shelton City Clerk
54 Hill Street
Shelton, CT 06484

Retail Establishments

Candlewood Bait & Tackle Co.
35 Tamarack Ave
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 743-2221
www.candlewoodbait.com

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

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

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

Fisherman’s Paradise
40 Bridgeport Ave
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 283-1432
http://fishermansparadise.net

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

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


Be Our Guest

Download the Be Our Guest brochure for essential information about fishing, hiking and other ways of safely enjoying our beautiful lands and reservoirs.

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