Aquarion offers free fishing permits; includes fishing in Shelton

For the fifth year in a row, Aquarion Water Co. will issue free fishing permits to any unemployed person over the age of 18.  Veterans and active duty service members will also be included in this year’s program.

Anglers can obtain a free fishing permit at Aquarion’s Aspetuck Environmental Center, 714 Black Rock Road, Easton, on Friday, April 12 and 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Anglers should bring a valid Connecticut fishing license and official proof of unemployment or a military ID/DD Form 214. Once issued, fishing is open along designated shorelines of Aquarion’s Saugatuck Reservoir in Weston, the Far Mill Reservoir in Shelton and the West Pequonnock Reservoir in Monroe.

For more information about the company’s fishing program, visit