Trout fishing opening day in CT moving up a week

The opening day for trout fishing season in Connecticut is being moved up one week, from the third Saturday in April to the second Saturday in April.
This means opening day for the 2015 season will be April 11.

The shift is part of new sport fishing regulations that have been approved by the state legislature, according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

Pete Aarrestad, director of DEEP’s Inland Fisheries Division, said the opening day change will provide “an additional week of fishing opportunities for both resident and non-resident anglers targeting trout, or fishing for other species such as largemouth and smallmouth bass found in trout waters.”