01 July 2010

Thursday 01 July 2010

• Honest Fishermen?

“Somewhere between the fabulous deep-fried striped bass filets and the charbroiled cheeseburgers at last week's Westport Striped Bass Club's annual picnic at Burying Hill Beach, a guest remarked that as good as the food was, the quality of the fishing stories being told was even better. That prompted a club member who overheard the remark to respond, "Yeah, but how many of them are true?"”
Charles Walsh in the Greenwich Time

• Five-Year Lobstering Ban Proposed

“Connecticut environmental officials plan to meet with lobstermen to discuss a regulatory group's proposal for a five-year regional lobster fishing ban.

"A committee of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is proposing the moratorium to help rebuild the lobster population, which has plunged in recent years.”

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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