Watch: Yankee Fisherman,Thursday, March 15

Freshwater changes and Fishing the Salt

New regulations and a chance to learn local saltwater fishing skills are in the tackle box for Yankee Fisherman on Thursday, March 15, at 1 p.m. at HAN.Network.

Peter Aarrestad explains the new Trout & Salmon Stamp, needed by those keeping trout and those fishing in special management areas, as well as changes to regulations governing the Mill River in Fairfield and Easton and the Farmington River around the Riverton Trout Derby.

Watch the show below:

The Trout & Salmon Stamp costs $5 ($3 for those 16 and 17 years old) is required even for those who have already purchased a license, and can be obtained online at

Then we’ll talk to Jason Coleman of Salty Sea Tee about the March 31 seminar about fishing the Long Island Sound from New York City to the Norwalk Islands to Cape Cod, a benefit for the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Save the Sound.

Fishing the Salt, from 2-4:30 p.m. at Knot Norms Catering Co. at 10 1st St. in Norwalk will include a Q&A with Capt. Ian Devlin of Devlin Charters; Shore Strategies: Fly Fishing for Striped Bass in the Surf with Nick Santolucito of CoastBusters; Maximizing Your Time on the Water with Capt. Mike Platt of Lightbite Charters; and Soft Plastic Strategies for Striped Bass with Josh Wool of Anvil Lures. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at

Yankee Fisherman is hosted by John Kovach, editorial director, host and announcer for the HAN Network. A native of New Jersey, Kovach has fished since his father first took him out as a child. Kovach fishes fresh and salt water, ties flies, dabbles in lure making and promotes conservation, including a leadership role in the Connecticut Council of Trout Unlimited.


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