KIDS: Connecticut Fishing for Kids

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Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection - Fishing Events for Kids 2014
 
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Opening Day 2014
   
        
   Fisherman's Breakfasts   
DEEP Information
 
 
Opening Day of Trout Season is April 19, 2014. Take a child fishing!!
 
 
 
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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Fisheries Division, sponsors FREE fishing classes. Families and individuals age nine and up are encouraged to attend classes held throughout the year across Connecticut. Classes are taught by state certified volunteer instructors through the Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) Program. The classes vary in length from half-day events to four-day courses. All locations provide access for the disabled and all fishing tackle and course materials are provided free of charge!  Students will receive official diplomas upon successful completion of the course.
 
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To learn more about the CARE Program, visit the CARE webpage or call the CARE Center at (860) 663-1656.
 
Currently scheduled courses.
 
Family Fishing Courses  Our very best! Learn all you need to know about water, fish and fishing. Spend time learning with experienced Instructors in the classroom, then go on a fishing trip! Local recreation departments and outdoor education centers host many of these classes.
Courses at the CARE Center  School teachers and homeschool group leaders should contact us. Students complete several lessons offsite and then visit our Center and pond for a fishing adventure.
 
Ice Fishing Classes and Events  Learn about this fun and interesting sport. January classes in towns across the State lead up to an actual family ice fishing experience.
 
Summer Fishing Classes  Half-day classes are offered to day camps and youth groups each summer. Environmental activities are followed by time spent fishing. Access to fishable water is required.
 
Special Fishing Classes and Events  Mostly single-day events, they may include casting practice, a fishing derby, fly-tying or anything else related to water, fish and fishing.
 
 
 

If you are under 16 years of age, get your YOUth Fishing Passport now! It's free!
It gives you access to a wide variety of fun events.

On-line signup available. (Get parental/guardian permission before you register.)
 
The YOUth Fishing Passport is your invitation to many great fishing destinations in Connecticut.  By registering for free in the CT DEEP Online Sportsmen Licensing System you will be issued a lifetime Conservation ID number and be able to print your Passport.  Passport holders will have the opportunity to participate in fishing activities specifically designed for them.  In addition, passport holders may receive a variety of benefits from supporting organizations and participating stores.
 
 
Trout Parks - For family fishing fun, visit one of the Trout Parks. 11 water bodies in Connecticut have been designated as Trout Parks. Trout Parks are located in easily accessible areas to enhance trout fishing opportunities for young anglers and novice anglers as well as for those with mobility challenges. The frequent stockings, generally between Opening Day and Memorial Day, will greatly increase an anglerís chances of catching a fish, making it a more attractive "fishing hole", particularly to children and families. For more information, see the DEEP website Trout Park Information
 
 
 
Want an good hearty breakfast before you and your child hit the stream? Check out our verified listing of Fisherman's Breakfasts. for April 19, 2014. Support a worthy organization and have a great fishing experience! Fisherman's Breakfasts
 
 
 
 
 
Contact: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street Hartford, CT 06106-5127
 
Phone: (860) 424-3000 Voice/TTY
 
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