23 September 2009

New Fishing Tourney...and Even "Staycations" Getting Too Expensive

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New Fishing Tournament Saturday

“Attention anglers: A new fishing tournament is wading into the area. The first-ever Saugatuck Cup will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3. The one-day, catch-and-release charity event will send participants in search of bass, bluefish and false albacore in the Long Island Sound.”

Read about it at WestportNews.com

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"Staycation" Costs May Have Some Staying…in Their Back Yards

“When gas prices rose, staycations were all the rage. But staying closer to home to have fun is about to get more expensive.

“’$30? I didn't know it was going that high. That's steep,; said camper Al Jelenik.”

Read more at WTNH.com

Photo: Rockbound coast of Maine, Cape Elizabeth, ME [click on photo to enlarge]

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Not Just Fishermen Hurt by States Increasing Fees

“’I think they are unaware that the rest of us are in the same boat that the state is. We’re not getting raises, our benefits are costing us more,’ said Toolan, 61, of East Haddam. The revised fee and license charges included in the fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2011 budgets just adopted by the legislature take effect Oct. 1.

“’Talk about staycations, they are going to make it almost as expensive as going away,’” he said of the notion that people vacation locally in light of the economic downturn.”

Story from NHRegister.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 from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.

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Check these links for more information:

Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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