In consideration of the written and oral responses received, the CT DEEP trout and salmon stamp proposal was revised to become a single stamp (i.e., a Trout Stamp) with a $5.00 fee. This revision simplifies the provisions of the regulation and addresses concerns raised about increased costs. Please remember that 100% of your investment in a fishing license, permit, tag, or stamp does go to DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources for fish and wildlife use exclusively.
All relevant documents related to the Trout Stamp and the other amendments to sport fishing in the inland district are available and can be obtained online via the eregulations system (https://eregulations.ct.gov) on the Secretary of State’s website. Under “Quick links” go to “Regulations in Progress”, and scroll down on the right to this regulation (tracking number PR2017-010).
Section 1. The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies are amended by adding section 26-48a-4 as follows:
(NEW) 26-48a-4. Trout stamp.
(a) No person required to obtain a license to sport fish under the provisions of section 26-27 of the Connecticut General Statutes shall fish in any Trout Management Area, as provided in section 26-112-46(c) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, any Wild Trout Management Area, as provided in section 26-112-46(g) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, any Trout Park, as provided in section 26-112-46(i) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, or any Atlantic Salmon Broodstock Area, as provided in section 26-112-46(h) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, without first obtaining a trout stamp.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this subsection, no person required to obtain a license to sport fish under the provisions of sections 26-27 or 26-28b of the Connecticut General Statutes, shall possess on the waters of the inland district or the marine district, or on the shores of such waters, Atlantic Salmon, trout or kokanee without first obtaining a trout stamp.
(c) No trout stamp shall be required for any person possessing trout in the waters or on the shores of any stream or pond the waters of which have been stocked with trout at no expense to the state.
(d) Trout stamps shall be issued for a calendar year, and shall expire December thirty-first next following the date of issue and shall not be transferable. The fees for a trout and salmon stamp shall be five dollars.
For the complete rules including the Trout Stamp one (above) see: