Fishing Information and Tips
By Stephen Gode on October 16, 2012, 4:50pm Last modified: October 17, 2012, 10:10am
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A depth of fishing knowledge is needed for the sustainability of good fishing in Connecticut when going fishing. My Grandpa and a lot of experienced fishermen agree that fishing is not as good as it used to be. I think knowledge for our generation and generations to come are critical, and certainly can improve fishing.
DEEP (Department of Energy & Environmental Protection for a lot of fishing information):
Take Me Fishing (additional fishing information):
TakeMeFishing.org says, “When you purchase a fishing license, you're helping to protect, preserve and enhance the sport of fishing today and for generations to come.” A fishing license has gone up significantly over the years, but it is always worth it for the great moments one can have fishing. Purchasing a fishing license helps provide additional stocked fish throughout the state. Because of costs there have been a little less fish stocked in recent years. I assume a lot of fishermen/fisherwomen agree to want better fishing days ahead.
Over the years, there have been too much overfishing, littering and other issues. The fishing conditions have been becoming more challenging. Even every time it rains, certain types of fertilizers, etc., are possibly contaminating the water supply which is where we catch and sometimes consume our fish. With some fish that have higher mercury and PCB levels in them, consumers want to limit their consumption of fish to once a month or sometimes recommended to not eat some species at all in certain areas. There is evidence that these contaminants can cause cancer.