08 August 2009

Places to Go: Stonington, Mystic, Martha's Vineyard, and Pakistan?

Stonington, CT: A Bit of Waterfront History

“A short walk from Water Street is the waterfront where Stonington's fishing fleet — the last working fishing fleet in Connecticut — provides much to see….”

Article from Courant.com

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In Case, By Any Chance, You Don’t Know About Mystic

“MYSTIC SEAPORT, Conn. – Throughout history, seaports have played a critical role in New England's history. Nowhere is this impact depicted more effectively than at the Mystic Seaport in Connecticut.”

Read more at: NashuaTelegraph.com

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Martha’s Vineyard in the Fall

“The draw for me: the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby, 35 days of obsessive-compulsive casting and carrying on. Although it's little known off the island or outside angling circles, the derby is easily the most famous fishing tournament of its kind. This year it starts at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 13 and runs 24 hours a day until 10 p.m. on Oct. 17.”

Read the story in WashingtonPost.com

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Yes, But Can You Go There and Get Back In One Piece?

"Saltwater fly fishing is still virgin territory in Pakistan. It is safe to say that game fish have hardly ever seen a fly and are simply waiting for an adventurous angler to try his hand at this pinnacle of sports fishing. All the sought after saltwater fly fishing game fish are present in our waters. Giant trevally, barracuda, mackerel, cobia, tuna, milkfish, bonefish, barramundi, threadfin salmon and a host of others are available in the various inshore and offshore fisheries. A challenge to catch the first official saltwater game fish on the fly awaits those who have an interest in game fishing."

Read more about fishing in Pakistan at Dawn.com

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Don’t forget, a saltwater fishing license is now required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. You can purchase one for $10.00 from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.

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Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut;
fishing; charters; vacations; travel

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