Tuesday, June 16, 2015
CT DEEP & MDC Relocate Fish, Enhance Community Fishing Waters
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) captured 262 sportfish from MDC’s West Hartford Reservoir No. 1 and stocked 106 of the captured fish into Mirror Lake in Meriden and 156 fish into Stanley Quarter Park Pond in New Britain. All the relocated fish are of ready-to-fish-for size that anglers can target immediately. The collaborative effort to capture and relocate these high quality fish developed out of the MDC’s need to greatly reduce the water level within the reservoir to facilitate accessing and replacing water control devices within the dam.