Thousands of Fish Released in Mianus River during Annual Trout Stocking

State Representatives Livvy Floren (R-149), Mike Bocchino (R-150) and Fred Camillo (R-151) joined the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to stock the Mianus River with Brook and Rainbow Trout on April 9, 2018.

State Representatives Livvy Floren (R-149), Mike Bocchino (R-150) and Fred Camillo (R-151) joined the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to stock the Mianus River with Brook and Rainbow Trout on April 9, 2018.

 

Each year, approximately 550,000 to 600,000 trout are released into 150 rivers and streams, and 100 lakes and ponds across the state.

About 300,000 trout will be stocked throughout the state before opening day this year.

Approximately 3,000 fish are added to the Mianus River annually, which allows local residents to enjoy a good supply. Trout Unlimited, a national, volunteer-run organization, provided the fish.

The organization has eight chapters in Connecticut with roughly 3,000 members statewide.

Opening day of trout season was Saturday, April 14, 2018. Although catch-and-release fishing is permitted throughout the year, fishers are only permitted to keep the trout during the official season, which lasts from mid-April through the beginning of September. During this time, fishers are allowed up to two fish per day.

“Trout fishing is a great Connecticut pastime,” the Greenwich Delegation said in a joint statement. “We thank the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Fisheries Division of the Bureau of Natural Resources and Trout Unlimited for their restocking efforts that allow this tradition to continue. We had a great time participating this year, and look forward to a great season.”


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