16 November 2009

Amazing Popularity of Saltwater Fishing

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“Because of the high gasoline costs, saltwater recreational anglers took an estimated 85 million fishing trips last year, down slightly from the 93 million trips estimated in 2007.

“NOAA said these anglers caught an estimated 464 million fish in 2008, also down a bit from the 475 million caught in 2007. However, that the decreases were moderate reflects stability in saltwater angling.”

Article from WahingtonPost.com

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Photo: Has nothing to do with this article, but we've noticed that readership goes up when an image is included in the post.

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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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