Fishing in the Naugatuck River Valley 

The following video is presented by the Orvis Company:
How to Fly Fish: The Basic Cast

The following video is a live release of a wild Atlantic Salmon:


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Fishing Information & Equipment 

Beacon Falls Parks & Recreation Department
Contact: Joe
Rodorigo, Chairman
10 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls, CT
(
203) 729-4340
http://www.beaconfalls-ct.org/Pages/BeaconFallsCT_Bcomm/Rec/Index

CT DEEP Inland Fisheries Division, Litchfield Headquarters

54 Harris Road, Litchfield, CT
(860) 567-8998
TIP Hotline (Turn In Poachers): 1-800-842-4357

http://www.ct.gov/dep/fishing

Sanzeri's Bait & Tackle Shop
288 South Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787
(860) 283-8654

http://www.sanzeris.com/fish_tackle.html  

Thomaston Parks & Recreation Department
Contact: Martin Egan, Recreation Director
158 Main Street, Level 3, Thomaston, CT 06787
(860) 283-6927
http://thomastonct.org/Content/Parks_and_Recreation.asp


Trout Unlimited, Naugatuck-Pomperaug Chapter
http://www.tunaugpomp.org/

Trout Unlimited, Northwestern CT Chapter
http://www.nwctu.org/


Alphabetical Listing of Fishing Access Points

Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center
Ansonia, CT
**Children’s Fishing Area**
Fishing is available to children under 16.

Baummer Pond
Naugatuck, CT
Shore fishing access.

Beacon Hill Brook
Bethany, Naugatuck, & Beacon Falls, CT
**Wild Trout Management Area**
From Route 63 crossing in Naugatuck downstream to confluence with the Naugatuck River

Besse Park Pond
Torrington, CT
**Children’s Fishing Area**
Fishing is restricted to children under age 16. Shore fishing access.

Black Rock Lake
Watertown, CT
Shore fishing and car-top boat fishing.

Black Rock Pond
Watertown, CT
Shore fishing access.

Bladens River
Seymour, CT and Woodbridge, CT
**Wild Trout Management Area**
From Sanford Road along Route 67 to 0.25-mile below Chatfield Street, including Hopp Brook tributary along Miller Road.

Branch Brook
Watertown, Ct
**Trout Park**
Fishing Segment includes Branch Brook within Black Rock State Park.

Bull Pond
Harwinton, CT
Informal cartop fishing access.

Burr Pond
Torrington, CT
Shoreline and boat fishing access.

Carrington Pond
Beacon Falls, CT
Shoreline and car-top boat fishing access.

Colony Pond (Abe Stone Park Pond)
Ansonia, CT
Shoreline fishing access.

East Branch Naugatuck River
Torrington, CT
**Wild Trout Management Area**
From Newfield Road downstream to the confluence with the West Branch of the Naugatuck River.

Fountain Lake Reservoir
Ansonia-Seymour, CT
Shoreline fishing access.

Hall Meadow Brook
Torrington, CT and Goshen, CT
Along Route 272 from Winchester Road to the Hall Meadow Brook Reservoir Dam in John Minetto State Park.

Hop Brook
Waterbury, CT
From Route 64 to the Hop Brook Flood Control Impoundment.

Lake Winnemaug
Watertown, CT
Shoreline and boat-based fishing access.

Lakewood Lake (Great Brook Reservoir)
Waterbury, CT
**Community Fishing Pond & Catfish Lake**
Shoreline fishing access.

Leadmine Brook
Harwinton, CT
Intermittent sections of stream located between Route 4 in Harwinton, through the Roraback Wildlife Management Area, to the brook's confluence with the Naugatuck River (Thomaston Flood Control Area).

Legion Pool
Seymour, CT
**Children’s Fishing Area**
Shoreline access. Handicap accessible.

Little River
Seymour, CT and Oxford, CT
Intermittent sections of stream located along Route 67 between one mile above Hog Back Road in Oxford to Hoadley's Pond in Seymour.

Long Meadow Pond Brook
Naugatuck and Middlebury, CT
Intermittent sections of stream located between Long Meadow Pond through Guntown Road, along Rubber Avenue to 1/2-mile above the Naugatuck River.

Lower Fulton Park Pond
Waterbury, CT
**Children’s Fishing Area**
Shoreline fishing access.

Naugatuck River Main Stem
Torrington, Waterbury, Naugatuck, Beacon Falls, Seymour, and Derby, CT
*Trophy Trout Stream*
From the confluence of the East and West Branches in Torrington to the Thomaston Flood Control Dam, intermittent sections from Thomaston to Waterbury, and from Platts Mill Road and Route 8 overpass area in Waterbury, through the Naugatuck State Forest to the Route 42 bridge (Pines Bridge Road) in Beacon Falls.

Naugatuck River Mainstem
Litchfield/Harwinton, CT
**Broodstock Salmon Area**
From Route 118 (Litchfield/Harwinton) to the Thomaston Dam. NOTE: Special regulations apply within this section.

Naugatuck River Mainstem
Litchfield-Harwinton-Thomaston, CT
**Trout Management Area**
From Route 118 (Litchfield/Harwinton) to the Thomaston Dam. NOTE: Special regulations apply within this section.

Naugatuck River Mainstem
Torrington, CT
**Wild Trout Management Area**
From Newfield Road downstream to the confluence with the West Branch of the Naugatuck River.

Naugatuck River
Seymour, Ansonia & Derby, CT
**Tidal Waters – No Closed Season**
From the Kinneytown Dam (Seymour) to the confluence with Housatonic River (Derby).

Northfield Brook
Litchfield-Thomaston, CT
Public fishing access is available from Northfield Cutlery Pond to Northfield Flood Control Dam.

Picket's Pond
Derby, CT
Shoreline fishing access.

Quillinan Reservoir
Ansonia, CT
Walk-in shoreline access.

Riverbend Park Fishing Access
Beacon Falls, CT
Shoreline and hand-carry boat access.

Sochrin Park
Seymour, CT
Shoreline fishing access.

Stillwater Pond
Torrington, CT
Shoreline and car-top boat fishing access.

Upper Fulton Park Pond
Waterbury, CT
**Community Fishing Pond**
Shoreline fishing access.

West Branch Naugatuck River
Torrington, Ct
Intermittent sections from Stillwater Pond to Route 4.

Naugatuck River Fish:


alewife (seasonal spring migratory; stocked broodstock)
banded killifish 1
American eel
American shad (seasonal spring migratory; stocked broodstock)
Atlantic salmon (seasonal fall; stocked broodstock)
black crappie
blacknose dace
blueback herring (seasonal spring migratory; stocked broodstock)
bluegill
brown bullhead
brook trout
brown trout
chain pickerel
channel catfish
common carp
common shiner
creek chub
creekchub sucker
cutlips minnow
fallfish
fathead minnow
gizzard shad (seasonal spring migratory)
golden shiner
inland silverside
largemouth bass
longnose dace
pumpkinseed sunfish
rainbow trout
redbreast sunfish
rockbass
sea lamprey
sea-run brown trout (seasonal spring migratory)
smallmouth bass
spottail shiner
striped bass (seasonal spring and fall migratory)
tessellated darter
tiger trout
walleye (rarely seen; transient from Housatonic R.)
white catfish
white perch
white sucker
yellow bullhead
yellow perch



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Special thanks to our sponsors:
Naugatuck Savings Bank, Connecticut Community Foundation
Union Savings Bank, Wesson Energy, Inc., The United Illumination Company, Friends of Naugatuck River
The Platt Brothers & Company, Thomaston Savings Bank, Valley Community Foundation