Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, as the first of two Free Fishing License days scheduled for 2015. A second Free Fishing License Day is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15.
To fish legally in Connecticut, anyone 16 years of age or older must obtain a fishing license. Thanks to legislation passed in 2014 (Public Act 14-201) DEEP can now designate up to two dates per year as a Free Fishing License Day. To fish on these days, anyone, resident or non-resident, can obtain a free one-day fishing license good for both the inland and marine districts.
The free license to fish on this Sunday is now available and the license for Aug. 15 will be available on July 25, three weeks prior to the second Free Fishing License Day. These licenses can be obtained through the DEEP online sportsmen licensing system (ct.gov/deep/sportsmenlicensing) or at any venue that sells fishing licenses.
These designated Free Fishing License days are another of DEEP’s initiatives developed to connect people with outdoor activities and Connecticut’s natural resources.
To fish legally in Connecticut, anyone 16 years of age or older must obtain a fishing license.