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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Well I dont want you guys to give away your honey holes but what are some popular places in Ct where I can shore fish? I already surf fish around Harkness State Park. Where else can I go? Thanks.
post #2 of 24
All the large state parks offer solid shore action. Also major river mouths can be hot if you can find the access. Other than that, there are productive spots all over the place - my advice would be to get a map, an access guide, and a full tank of gas

What part of the state are you in?
post #3 of 24
Go where ever you can get access to the beach, jetties, and river mouths. Any place is as good as the next. Your never guaranteed a fish anywhere you go. But you gotta try.
post #4 of 24
As posted in the DEP book - anywhere below the mean high water line on the coast is open to fisherman, even if your in front of a house, their property line ends at that line, not the water . So look at a map and find a good spot and just go!
post #5 of 24
Check out Ocean Beach in New London.
post #6 of 24
lol
post #7 of 24
EB:

Great advice !!
post #8 of 24
Don't forget it is anywhere under the high tide mark but first you have to find a legal way to access it.

Recently I ran into some trouble accessing a private beach where I had a lot of problem with the locals. After that I was determined to fish it and show them they couldn't keep me out. Anyways I followed a stream back, crossed the stream, and waded out to the point. I succeeded to piss them off. Oh wells
post #9 of 24
Pissing off ignorant beach-house folk is one of the added joys of fishing the CT shoreline
post #10 of 24
EBHarvey,

Madison- Looks like your in a place with a lot of them. You must have a field day with them cause I do usually. One year they tried having my car towed but the cop told them the road was a public road without any no parking signs. Me 2 : Ignorant beach house scum 0
post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 
Well Im actually from Springfield MA . I have tried Ocean Beach before but didnt really have any luck. We used to cross the brook area at low tide and fish on the rocks on the other side but I guess its illegal to cross the water now???
post #12 of 24
it shocks me that these people even care. I can see if your a punk kid with your friends, leaving litter all over, but to stop a person from his hobby, as long as that person is being responsible, following rules, i mean what is the point. The beach/water is there for all to enjoy, not just the people closest to it. I mean its almost relaxing IMO to watch a fisherman trying his tacticts on the beach. Get a life people!
post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by MasterBaiter
it shocks me that these people even care. I can see if your a punk kid with your friends, leaving litter all over, but to stop a person from his hobby, as long as that person is being responsible, following rules, i mean what is the point. The beach/water is there for all to enjoy, not just the people closest to it. I mean its almost relaxing IMO to watch a fisherman trying his tacticts on the beach. Get a life people!

I was just lurking and came across this thread. I wonder if the area you're referring to, receives any Federal Money and is the specific area below the high water line? I was just reasoning that because one group of people say you can't do something doesn't mean their word is final.
Perhaps you people can seek council and find out where you stand, leagally speaking. If you hold enough cards, you may be able to negotiate some kind of an accord. If they think that their position in the matter may be ruled against, they may allow fisherman with "Permits" to use the area and not risk a Carte Blanche invasion.
JM$.02
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by Husky
...Perhaps you people can seek council and find out where you stand, leagally speaking. If you hold enough cards, you may be able to negotiate some kind of an accord. If they think that their position in the matter may be ruled against, they may allow fisherman with "Permits" to use the area and not risk a Carte Blanche invasion.
JM$.02


Not neccessary - if we're below high tide we can fish, period. The problem isn't really with the people that think you're on their property, at least not for me since I have no problem setting them straight - the issue is with access - you have to be able to legally get below the high tide mark without trespassing. Thats the tough part. The guy yelling at me to get off his beach gets a polite lesson about public land usage, then a polite finger in the air accompanied by a fitting expletive, if needed. As long as the cop he calls knows the law, its more amusing than anything.
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by EBHarvey
Not neccessary - if we're below high tide we can fish, period. The problem isn't really with the people that think you're on their property, at least not for me since I have no problem setting them straight - the issue is with access - you have to be able to legally get below the high tide mark without trespassing. Thats the tough part. The guy yelling at me to get off his beach gets a polite lesson about public land usage, then a polite finger in the air accompanied by a fitting expletive, if needed. As long as the cop he calls knows the law, its more amusing than anything.

That's why I asked if they get Fed $ and to ask a lawyer a few choice questions. If they are barring access to public land, they may have to allow egress, by law. I'm sure that they (or you) would want the word out that the area is wide open to "public" access. You may become a Quid Pro Quo.
It pays to talk to someone familiar with the laws and the situation, in ant event. If you're right, make them a Godfather Offer, if not do what you're already doing.
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