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CT DEP - Proposing New Regulations - MORE FEES

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Suggest you send an e-mail to Bill Foreman - voicing your opinions. NOTE the additional Tax Stamps that will no doubt generate more revenue for the state without giving us anything.
 
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DEEP's proposed changes to Inland Fisheries Regulations (effective 2018) are currently open for public comment until 4:30 pm on August 25, 2017.  The proposed changes are available via Connecticut's "eRegulations system (https://eregulations.ct.gov) or by request from Deep.inland.fisheries@ct.gov or by phone at 860-424-3474.

We would like to hear from you, in favor or against, through one of the following methods. 

1. Online via the Connecticut eRegulation system (preferred method)
2. By mail or delivery service to: 
Bill Foreman
CT DEEP Fisheries Division
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
3. By email to william.foreman@ct.gov
4. By Fax to 860-424-4070 (Attn. Bill Foreman)

In addition, a public hearing is scheduled for:

 

August 9, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm. 
Gina McCarthy Auditorium
5th floor of DEEP Headquarters
79 Elm Street, Hartford. 

 

All are invited to attend and provide verbal testimony or written testimony at that time.

The following is a simple summary of proposed regulations and is provided here for overview purposes only. Please refer to the published documents on the e-regulations system for official wording.

1. Establishes a trout stamp ($5), an Atlantic salmon stamp ($10) and combo ($12), required to a.) fish for trout in Trout Management Areas, Wild Trout Management Areas, Trout Parks, or Broodstock Areas or b.) keep (harvest) trout or kokanee (except from waters stocked at no expense to the state).

2. Establishes a definition for "maximum length", "Tenkara", and "bubble floats".

3. Changes the fishing season on Alexander Lake, Baldwin's Pond, and Green Falls Reservoir.

4. Establishes statewide regulation for Common Carp, removes catfish and bullhead from the list of "panfish".

5. Establishes daily creel and minimum length limits for catfish.

6. Establishes a new closed season on the West Branch Farmington River, in the Riverton area and changes the Mill River TMA (Fairfield) to be year round Catch and Release fishing.

7. The Mill River Wild Trout Management Area is extended to the upper boundary of the Mill River TMA (Merritt Parkway).

8. Pasture Pond (Quinebaug Trout Hatchery, Plainfield) is added to the list of Trout Parks.

9. Establishes "Trophy Carp Waters" on several waterbodies. In these waters the daily limit will be 1 fish under 26 inches. All Carp over 26 inches must be released.

10. Various minor technical changes to make existing regulations consistent or to provide clarity.

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Doesn't impact the way I fish at all; so no issues here.  I pay $10 for a Saltwater License and get nothing in return.  I have no issue with the trout stamp; as long as they re-open previously closed hatcheries and promise not to close them as long as the trout stamp is maintained.  The way I read this; either they pass the trout stamp expense onto freshwater anglers who wish to keep trout, or they'll just jack up the freshwater license fees for everyone.

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Unfortunately other states will follow suit like they did with the saltwater license. I do support a SALMON stamp though if it raises money for another hatchery.

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i have no problem with the additional fees, provided (key word) that the fees are used to fund the damn hatcheries, not for malloy to give cells phones, food stamp, etc to his constituents.

Edited by Drew C.

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Have paid for stamps in other states I have lived in, and if the money is funneled appropriately, have absolutely no issue with it. I would pay more for my salt license if that meant they could actually hire a few more agents to enforce regs on shore and boat, so many poachers "fishing for the table" decimating stocks.

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Trout is by far the most popular target species for fly anglers in Connecticut. The Farmington River is a destination fishing location for anglers all over the northeast, and it sees tens of thousands of angler hours and thousands of angler trips per mile every year. We are fortunate to have this resource in our state.

Steve Culton

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On 7/26/2017 at 10:22 AM, Big Biscuit said:

Who trout fishes anymore anyway? Stop wasting money on that and focus more on hiring conservation officers.

It's funny, the only place I have ever been approached by a conservation officer (exlcuding ice fishing season) has been in CT, in one of the TMA's. Very nice guy. Must have seen my out of state plates, but I told him I was grateful for him to be checking. I had just printed out my license and forgot to sign it. He gave me his pen and I signed it while standing in the river, so I was actually legal. Lol!

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