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Farmington River - Catch and Release Only

By J. Oravetz, 09/03/19, 10:30AM EDT

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Sept 1st to Opening Day 2020

Starting September 1st, the entire Farmington River from the dam in Riverton for 21 miles downstream to the Rt 179 bridge in Unionville is now Catch & Release until Opening Day in April 2020.

If you see anybody keeping fish in this section, please call the CT DEEP at 1-800-824-HELP and report the violation. Even if they are not able to respond to it on time, the info goes into their database and helps to create better/more policing of the area in the future. They are severely understaffed/underfunded and cannot answer all calls quickly, but it's still important for you to report it.

Check out the Farmington River stream flow rate at the Riverton CT station