Trout Fishing

Aspetuck Land Trust offers great fishing for everyone.  Anglers can fish for native Brook Trout at our Class 1 Wild Trout Management Area (WTMA) stream in the Mill River at Warner Anglers Preserve in Easton or cast for bass and bluegills at our Butkus Pond Preserve in Fairfield.  Both are catch and release only.  For additional fishing regulations refer to CT DEEP website.

Fishing in CT requries a permit.  For more information on fishing rules and regulations from the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, click here.

Trout Fisherman should be aware of the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Trout fishing is possible in the preserves listed below.

Weston: Trout Brook Valley

 730 Acres - Preserved in 1999 Bradley Road, Weston Google Maps Directions For a detailed map of the trails, please visit the  Trout Valley Preserve Map. About Trout Brook Valley Preserve A crown jewel, Trout Brook Valley was snatched from the jaws of developers by concerted citizen action ...

Weston: Walter Wagner Preserve

12.6 Acres - Preserved in 1986 & 1987 Pheasant Hill Road, Weston Google Maps Directions For a detailed map of the trails, please visit the Walter Wagner Preserve Map. About the Walter Wagner Preserve This inviting preserve is located on the eastern rise of the Saugatuck River Valley. ...

Weston: Lillian Squires Morton Preserve

 3.6 Acres - Preserved in 1991 Bradley Road, Weston Google Maps Directions For a detailed map of the trails, please visit the Lillian Squires Morton Preserve Map. About the Lillian Squires Morton Preserve An open space gem thats at its best on a sunny day. The grassy path ...

Weston: Taylor Woods Preserve

36 Acres - Preserved in 1975, 1985, and 1988 Fanton Hill Rd., Weston Google Maps Directions For a detailed map of the trails, please visit the Taylor Woods Preserve Map. About Taylor Woods Preserve For a moderately challenging but short hike (45 minutes), this preserve is perfect. Follow the white trail ...

Fairfield: Aspetuck River Access

1/4 acre — Preserved 1999 Rte 136 (between #609 & #675), Fairfield Google Maps Directions About Aspetuck River Access Located near the border of Westport & Weston, this Fairfield access point to the Aspetuck River provides a great spot for fishing. Directions & Parking: Roadside parking on the Aspetuck ...

Fairfield: Butkus Pond Preserve

2 acres — Preserved 1999 Abbey Road, Easton Google Maps Directions About Abbey Lane Fishing Pond A large and open pond provides a great spot to practice fly fishing casting. Also accessible via Poindexter Preserve (White trail to Orange trail). Directions & Parking: Stepney Road to Abbey Road; pond ...

Easton: Abbey Lane Fishing Pond

2 acres — Preserved 1999 Abbey Road, Easton Google Maps Directions About Abbey Lane Fishing Pond A large and open pond provides a great spot to practice fly fishing casting. Also accessible via Poindexter Preserve (White trail to Orange trail). Directions & Parking: Stepney Road to Abbey Road; pond ...

Easton: Warner Anglers Preserve

5 acres — Preserved 1991-92 Fishing South Park Ave, Easton Google Maps Directions About Warner Anglers Preserve This preserve is special because of the Mill River, which in its upper section is a pristine tailwater fishery that flows from the bottom of the Easton Reservoir and ultimately makes its ...

Easton: Island Pond Preserve

10 acres in 130 acres Paine O/S Preserved in 1976  Fishing Maple Drive, Easton Google Maps Directions For a detailed map of the trails, please visit the Island Pond (Paine Open Space) Preserve Map. About Pond View Preserve Island Pond Preserve is part of the 128-acre Paine Open Space ...