30 July 2010

Friday, 30 July 2010

• In New York, Anglers Are Actually Getting Something Back for Their License Fees

“There are a lot of you out there who are not happy with having to pay for a saltwater fishing license in New York, but at least some of that money is going to go good use.

“Using funds from the state saltwater fishing license and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (Wallop-Breaux), the Department of Environmental Conservation will enhance 11 previously identified reef sites. They also will add one new one...."
New York Post

• Eagles Among Us

“Their hunting technique is to soar over the water or perch at its edge until they spot a fish coming near the surface, then a long slow glide down with a thrust of their feet forward and a quick clutch of the talons. The fish is carried away to a perch in a tall tree and devoured.”

• The Battle of Bunker Kill

“Almost every day this summer, outboard-powered boats with Massachusetts registry numbers cruise around Black Rock harbor. Manned by two or three men, the boats use portable sonar to locate a bunk school in the harbor. Then, large 15-foot diameter-weighted cast nets are expertly tossed over the schools. When the nets are pulled in, more often than not they are full to overflowing with thrashing menhaden, known locally, of course, as bunker.”
Charles Walsh in the Connecticut Post

Don’t forget, a 2010 saltwater fishing license is required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. Also, if you intend to fish above the Merritt Parkway bridge on the Housatonic River, you also need a Connecticut freshwater license. You can purchase these from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.

Check these links for more information:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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