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#1811009 - 03/26/21 11:05 AM trout stamp clarification
kayak fisher Offline

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Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 1275
Loc: milford
I believe it was brought up last year, but can't remember the answer. On page 8 of the fishing guide it states:
WHO DOES NOT NEED A
TROUT & SALMON STAMP
1. Anyone younger than 16 years of age.
2. Holders of lifetime fishing licenses issued to
persons that are blind, have an intellectually
disability, or certain physical disabilities (see
page 10).
3. Anyone fishing waters stocked at no expense
to the state (waters stocked with trout by
another entity, but not stocked by the state

Also on page 8: A Trout & Salmon
stamp is needed for
anyone age 16 and
older to fish in TMAís,
WTMAís, Trout Parks
and Broodstock
Atlantic Salmon Areas.
Look for the green
sign in these areas.
In other areas a
Trout & Salmon
Stamp is needed
only by those age 16
and older keeping
trout or salmon.
Look for purple signs
at many of these
locations.
So I take it that I don't need a trout stamp in some state expensed stocked waters as long as I practice catch and release. This seems to be in conflict with the three categories of "who doesn't need a trout stamp." Even though I already have a trout stamp, maybe someone can clarify this for me.

bob
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#1811014 - 03/26/21 11:47 AM Re: trout stamp clarification [Re: kayak fisher]
Don P Online   content

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Registered: 05/03/07
Posts: 16395
Loc: CLINTON & West Hartford, CT
I agree itís confusing.

Sounds like you donít need a tout stamp of practicing catch and release in purple sign areas, but need a trout stamp in all other areas (unless stocked by others other than the state) if you are targeting trout even in you donít keep them.

They could definitely make things much clearer than they do. It often seems like they write the regs with what they know they want to convey in their head, but the words arenít printed clearly for the general public.

I actually bought my trout stamp in 2020 in December for the 1st time ever, and in 2021 in January....caught and kept trout in both months while icefishing.
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#1811144 - 03/29/21 10:34 AM Re: trout stamp clarification [Re: kayak fisher]
Don D Offline

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Registered: 01/03/02
Posts: 6158
Loc: Bristol, CT
If you are going to fish for trout just buy a trout stamp. That clears everything up.

If there are fish to catch. I'll be there to my end.
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#1811175 - 03/29/21 05:10 PM Re: trout stamp clarification [Re: Don D]
tommy Offline

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Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 4073
Loc: Danbury
Originally Posted By: Don D
If you are going to fish for trout just buy a trout stamp. That clears everything up.


Great advise.
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#1811176 - 03/29/21 05:21 PM Re: trout stamp clarification [Re: tommy]
Don P Online   content

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Registered: 05/03/07
Posts: 16395
Loc: CLINTON & West Hartford, CT
Originally Posted By: tommy
Originally Posted By: Don D
If you are going to fish for trout just buy a trout stamp. That clears everything up.


Great advise.


Don D & ďtommyĒ for CT Tax Assessor 2021 laugh


Bottom line.....fishing regs shouldnít be tough, and those writing them need to do their job and be clear.....the regs arenít clear.
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#1811223 - 03/30/21 12:29 PM Re: trout stamp clarification [Re: kayak fisher]
OldSchool Offline

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Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 6319
Discourages new folks to take up fishing too

I've read the Bible...Jesus wins.
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