Alewife

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Regulations

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  • Gigging Prohibited

  • Additional Notes
    Taking of anadromous alewife and blueback herring is prohibited from all Connecticut waters including Long Island Sound.

  • Bag Limit 25

  • Aggregate Information Name: River Herring Limit: 25

  • Additional Notes
    Any brook, river, or stream not under municipal lease is closed from 6 am Thursday until 6 am Sunday. Alewife may be harvested using hook and line or dip net.

  • Gigging Prohibited

  • Additional Notes
    Unlawful to possess in state or federal waters.

  • Additional Notes
    Closed sunrise Wednesday - sunrise Thursday. Fishing prohibited around fishway closure areas. Oyster and Taylor Rivers closed. For additional detailed information you must see Special River Restrictions and Coastal Harvest Sections at wildlife.state.nh.us.

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