Fishing locations in Hartford/Central Connecticut are easy to find

Cockaponset State Forest and Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area

18 Ranger Road Haddam, CT Phone: 860-566-2304

Large state forest; good for fishing, hiking & walking, horseback riding, snowmobiling

Fishing at Stevenson Pond, Tower Hill Lake, Deep River, Horse Pond, Turkey Hill and Pattaconk Reservoirs, and other bodies of water at this large state forest. See Cockaponset State Forest and Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area for full description of this park.
Devil's Hopyard State Park

366 Hopyard Road East Haddam, CT Phone: 860-873-8566

Popular hiking and camping area with scenic picnic spots and fresh-water fishing.

Freshwater fishing along Hopyard Road on Eightmile River. See full description of Devil's Hopyard State Park.
Gay City State Park

Route 85 Hebron, CT Phone: 860-295-9523

Fishing is done at this rural park, also filled with many multi-use paths. See full description of Gay City Park.
Stratton Brook State Park

149 Farms Village Road (Route 309) Simsbury, CT Phone: 860-242-1158

Wheelchair-accessible park has trout fishing, hiking, sports fields, swimming

Stratton Brook is a designated trout fishing area. Anglers of all skill levels can fish here, and the water is stocked weekly with trout. Daily creel limit (with license) is two fish per day. See Stratton Brook State Park for full description of this park.