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 Season

  • The 2021 fishing season began Thursday, March 4, following executive order from CT Governor Ned Lamont.
  • Fishing season ends on the last day of December.
  • During fishing season, you may fish daily, including holidays, from 6 a.m. until half an hour after sunset.

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. Non-residents, 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.
  • Ice fishing is prohibited.

Fishing Maps


Fishing Permits

  • 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.

Aquarion Water Company fishing permits can be obtained at:

Black Rock Bait and Tackle
3309 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 345-1835

Bounty Hunters Custom Baits & Tackle
129 South Main Street
Newtown, CT 06482
(475) 323-2151
bountyhunterscustombaits.com

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

Monroe Town Clerk
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, CT 06468
(203) 452-5400


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

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

Redding Town Clerk
Lonetown Road
Redding, CT 06875
(203) 938-2377

Shelton City Clerk
54 Hill St
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 924-1555, ext. 1503


Trumbull Town Clerk
5866 Main Street
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 452-5000

Weston Town Clerk
56 Norfield Road
Weston, CT 06883


Questions About Aquarion Permits?

Contact us at:

Watershed & Environmental Management Office
714 Black Rock Road (Rt. 58)
Easton, CT 06612-1146
(203) 445-7339


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