Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Is that a rainbow in the back yard? reports that flooding from recent storms in Connecticut may have swept hundreds of trout into peoples back yards and fields. The article also warns that if you find one and pick it up without the proper fishing license you could get a ticket.

"Fishing without the $20 state license carries a $77 fine during the season, and $154 during off season. The fines can be applied even if the fish are caught by hand."

The Department of Environmental Protection suggests the following proceedure for handling out of place trout:

"People who find any wayward trout are being asked to pick up the fish and put them back into the nearest permanent body of water. "

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