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nacho grande



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:51 pm    Post subject: fish traps Reply with quote

are fish traps legal in CT?
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PECo



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Location: Avon, CT

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a word, no.

In the Inland District, except for bait traps used for the taking of bait species, fish traps are not legal in Connecticut. The regulations state (in pertinent part):

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"Fishing" or "sport fishing" means taking or attempting to take fish in the inland district, except for commercial purposes, and is restricted to angling, bow and arrow fishing, bobbing, ice fishing, snagging or snatching, spearing, scoop netting, and taking or attempting to take fish by hand.

The marine regulations are more complicated due to the overlapping of state and federal regulations, but non-commercial fishing appears to me to be limited to "sport fishing" methods.
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