I'm sure most of us have fond memories of fishing with our dad, my dad took us to Quassy, Burr Pond, Candlewood, and Lake Zoar. The State of Connecticut is waiving it's fishing license fee twice during the 2023 Summer season, and your chance to make your own memories fishing with dad conveniently lands on Father's Day.

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The first 'No fishing license required' day of 2023 was on May 13, but there are two other days coming up where you can obtain a one-day freebie. The first is this Sunday, Father's Day, June 18, the second is happening Saturday, August 12. Connecticut Inland fishing licenses are required by anyone ages 16 or older, don't worry about a license for the kids. You do have to apply for the free one-day license online, you can do so by clicking HERE

This has been a record breaking couple of weeks for local fishermen too, you might walk away with bragging rights along with your free license on Sunday. On May 27, Robert Jagiello caught a 45 pound Common Carp on Lake Lillinonah, a new state record, beating the previous record set in 2012 that was only a puny 32 pounds 12 ounces. Just yesterday, Connecticut Fish and Wildlife announced that Bill Proulx landed a record-setting Summer Flounder which weighed in at 15.3 pounds, breaking the old Connecticut record set in 2019 .

Connecticut, land of record breaking fish in 2023. According to fishingfather.com, some of the best lakes and ponds to take your kids around Connecticut are: Bantam Lake, the Farmington River, and Mansfield Hollow.

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