Fishing Season Opened Early in Public Waters to Encourage Social Distancing

Governor Ned Lamont has issued an Executive Order opening lakes, ponds, rivers and streams to fishing statewide. Opening the fishing season early helps to limit community spread of COVID-19, by eliminating the large crowds that often accompany the traditional Opening Day of fishing in April. During this time of social distancing, fishing should be enjoyed as a solitary experience or with members of your immediate household, not as a group activity. 

Get your 2020 fishing license online at the mobile friendly site or via the state’s main fishing web page.

Additional information can be found on the DEEP website.

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