Countdown to Fishing Season

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Preseason Trout stocking is official underway in Connecticut.

Today the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced it expects to stock 390,000 trout in waters across the state.

The director of DEEP’s Inland Fisheries says the weather has been a challenge this year.

“Stocking nearly four hundred thousand fish prior to Opening Day is a monumental task in the best weather,” said Pete Aarrestad, Director of DEEP’s Inland Fisheries Division. “We’ve had to postpone several days of stocking due to morning temperatures in the single digits, and a number of other scheduled stocking runs were shifted to sites with better winter access.

Fishing season kicks off on April 19th.


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