DEEP: Saturday Is 'Free Fishing Day' In CT

Go fishing on May 12--no license required!


Go fish!

Pack your tackle box and grab your fishing rod--The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced that Saturday, May 12 is "Free Fishing Day!"

Residents and non-residents are invited to fish in Connecticut without a license on Saturday, DEEP's website says.

“We view this as a great opportunity for experienced anglers to get a family member, friend or acquaintance outdoors and introduce them to the sport of fishing,” DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty said in the article.

“This year we are offering a free day of fishing in the spring, when anglers can take full advantage of the nice weather, all the trout that we’ve stocked throughout the state, and all the other great fishing opportunities available in Connecticut.”

DEEP would also like to remind anglers that all other fishing regulations apply on Saturday.

DEEP will also be offering "Free Fishing Day" events across the state, so be sure to check out the full lineup.


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