CT Anglers Busted for Striper Poaching

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On April 23, 2017, Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police officers assigned to the Western Marine Sector were conducting an evening fisheries enforcement patrol along the Housatonic River in Stratford and Milford.

While on patrol the officers encountered 5 fishermen actively fishing and were found to be in possession of 42 undersized striped bass (estimated at 90 pounds total weight). The fishermen were cited for numerous fishing violations including possession of striped bass below the legal minimum length, possession of striped bass over the daily creel limit, and fishing without a license.

The CSECP urges the public to report any fishing violations via their 24-hour dispatch center at (800) 842-4537.