A printed version of the 2010 Connecticut Angler's Guide will be available after April 7, 2010. The new angler's guide can be obtained anywhere you can purchase a fishing license or by calling 860.424.FISH (3474).
The 2010 Connecticut Angler's Guide is also freely available in digital book format from J.F. Griffin Publishing. This online version allows you view the guide, print out any pages you may need, and even email pages to a friend. By utilizing the digital version you help reduce the amount of paper that we use and also help reduce the carbon footprint involved in shipping or mailing the printed edition. The link is:
Boating Safety: Works for Kayakers Too
In an effort to reduce the number of incidents on the water and to increase the safety of people on the water, the Coast Guard recommends the following:
•Make sure a friend or relative knows your float plan. A float plan states where you are going, how many people are aboard your vessel, gives a complete vessel description, details your destination and when you plan to return. Float plans aid rescuers in identifying a search area in the event of an emergency while on the water.
•Be sure to check the local weather prior to departing the dock. Weather can change very rapidly and boaters should keep a watchful eye on the forecasted conditions.
•The Coast Guard urges mariners to outfit their boat with a functioning marine-band radio, as cell phones are typically an unreliable source of communication due to gaps in coverage and limited battery life. Using channel 16 on a marine-band radio is the most reliable way to communicate a distress to search and rescue personnel in the event of an emergency while on the water.
•In the event you contact the Coast Guard to request assistance and circumstances change that no longer requires emergency personnel to respond, the Coast Guard requests that you follow up to indicate the change in your status so as to eliminate a needless search effort.
U. S. Coast Guard News
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.
Check these links for more information:
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;