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News DEEP Begins Fall Atlantic Salmon and Trout Stockings


Jerry A
September 26, 2014

DEEP Begins Fall Trout Stocking

Trout Parks and TMA?s among the areas being stocked.
Low stream flows may delay stockings of some areas.

Connecticut?s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that its 2014 autumn trout stockings have begun. From now through mid October, DEEP is releasing 30,000 trophy and adult sized trout into selected waters throughout the state. Among the areas scheduled to be stocked this fall are twenty-three lakes and ponds, fifteen rivers and streams that include twelve of the Trout Management Areas (TMA), and eight Trout Parks.


September 30, 2014

DEEP Begins Fall Atlantic Salmon Stockings

Low stream flows delay stocking of Shetucket River

Connecticut?s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that its 2014 autumn stockings of broodstock Atlantic salmon have begun. DEEP?s Inland Fisheries Division last week released 500 salmon into the Naugatuck River (150 fish), Mount Tom Pond (100 fish), Crystal Lake (Ellington ? 125 fish) and Beach Pond (125 fish).

?Atlantic salmon are renowned for their size, beauty and fighting ability,? said Peter Aarrestad, Director of DEEP?s Inland Fisheries Division. ?The Atlantic salmon recreational fishery has become quite popular, and catching one of these large leapers provides a thrilling experience for anglers?.