CT DEEP: Connecticut to celebrate “Free Family Fishing Day” on Saturday

Animals and Wildlife

Looking for something to do on Saturday? It is Free Family Fishing Day” in Connecticut on May 11.

No fishing license or trout or salmon license is required.

However, all other Connecticut fishing laws and regulations apply.

There are a number of different events taking place at state parks for Free Family Fishing Day.

Related: CT DEEP advises boaters to stay safe as boating and fishing season arrives

The Great Park Pursuit kicks off at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth with free fishing from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. that will include fishing in the pond, fish stocking, a fish fry, and fun activities for all ages.

At the Merwin Meadows in Wilton, The Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited is offering a free Fly Fishing Clinic between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Activities include fly casting, knot tying, aquatic insect identification and a late barbecue lunch.

At Hubbard Park‘s Mirror Lake in Meriden, the annual Carl D’Addaraio Children’s Fishing Derby will offer free fishing and activities for children. Each child gets a free hotdog and soft drink. Some of the top prizes include bicycles. This event is rain or shine and registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the derby starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m.


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