Fish-sniffing dog finds anglers with illegal catches in Milford

A canine with special training in detecting fish demonstrated the value of its new skills Friday evening, leading to charges for fishing violations against two Bridgeport men who were out on the Housatonic River in Milford. A Labrador Retriever that just completed training in the detection of illegally caught fish was used by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection … read more

Fishing restrictions scaled back following Bridgeport fire

Update Sept. 12, 3 p.m. — After a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flyover, the state scaled back fishing restrictions after water runoff from a massive fire Thursday left a  reddish purple film in the water. Fishing along the Bridgeport shoreline from the Fairfield border to Pleasure Beach remains banned. Recreational and commercial fishing in allowed in open water. Originally, the ban spanned from … read more