Sunday, May 05, 2013

Gone Fishing?

Good Things Come to Those Who Wade
Fishing season! Here's a quick pick round-up of resources for the fisher man, woman, or child within you:

Guidebooks and How-to
Flyfisher's Guide to Connecticut by Ron Merly
Best Fishing Trips in Connecticut from Ponds to Pounding Surf by Bob Sampson
Gone Fishin' : the 75 Best Waters in Connecticut by Manny Luftglass
Fly Fishing in Connecticut : a Guide for Beginners by Kevin Murphy
The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing : 101 Tips for the Absolute Beginner by Tom Rosenbauer
Fly Fishing Basics by Kelly & Jim Watt [DVD]
A Fisheries Guide to Lakes & Ponds of Connecticut by Robert Paul Jacobs & Eileen B. O'Donnell
The Total Outdoorsman Manual by T. Edward Nickens & the Editors of Field and Stream
Smallmouth Fly Fishing by Tom Holschlag

Free Fishing Day : May 11, 2013
Fishing -- Share the Experience
The CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Agency (DEEP) offers general and detailed information for any fish fan. Also find information about Free Fishing Day! On May 11, 2013 residents and non-residents can fish any fresh or marine public waters without having a fishing license. Add to your savings by checking out one of the library's CT State Parks Day Passes, subject to availability.

Very Important Note : Even though no licenses are required for Free Fishing Day, all other Connecticut fishing laws and regulations apply, according to the DEEP. Anglers are advised to check fishing regulations in the 2013 Connecticut Angler’s Guide.

Purchase a Fishing License
Consult the DEEP's fee schedule then purchase your fishing license at the East Hampton Town Clerk's Office.

Fish Stories
Fiction and non-fiction selections including musings, history, and a few classics:

Trout Eyes: True Tales of Adventure, Travel & Fly Fishing by William Tapply
River Music : A Fly Fisher's Four Seasons by James R. Babb
The River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
The One That Got Away : a Memoir by Howell Raines
Still Life With Brook Trout by John Gierach
The Founding Fish by John McPhee
No Shortage of Good Days by John Gierach
The Big One : An Island, an Obsession, & the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish by David Kinney
Sowbelly : The Obsessive Quest for the World Record Largemouth Bass by Monte Burke
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

Books for Kids
Fish, Swish! Splash, Dash! : Counting Round and Round by Suse MacDonald
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
Fish Eyes : a Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert
The Freshwater Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle
The Pout-pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
Rainbow Fish to the Rescue by Marcus Pfister
Piggy and Dad Go Fishing by David Martin
Peg and the Whale by Kenneth Oppel
Thomas Goes Fishing ; illustrated by Richard Courtney
Hook, Line & Seeker : a Beginner's Guide to Fishing, Boating, and Watching Water Wildlife by Jim Arnosky
Fishing Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Just for YOUth
Visit the CT DEEP's CARE website. What does CARE stand for? Connecticut Aquatics Resource Education. Visit the site to obtain your YOUth Fishing Passport and enter the Fishing Challenge or play Geo-Catching!