Trout Streams of Southern New England: An Angler's Guide to the Watersheds of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts

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A complete new guide—the first of its kind—to the best fly-fishing in the streams, lakes, and ponds of southern New England.
Within the confines of southern New England there are more trout streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds than any one angler can fully appreciate in a lifetime. The variety of waters in itself is quite astonishing, as is their fertility and ability to sustain trout year-round. This variety and fertility belies the conventional wisdom—namely, that southern New ...

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Overview

A complete new guide—the first of its kind—to the best fly-fishing in the streams, lakes, and ponds of southern New England.
Within the confines of southern New England there are more trout streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds than any one angler can fully appreciate in a lifetime. The variety of waters in itself is quite astonishing, as is their fertility and ability to sustain trout year-round. This variety and fertility belies the conventional wisdom—namely, that southern New England contains only marginal trout waters, and that they are overcrowded and overfished. It is, in fact, a fly-fisher's delight, with well-protected watersheds, stocked rivers, and stretches of pristine, wild streams. No matter where you stand in southern New England, Tom Fuller can guarantee that you are within 15 miles of one of the exceptional trout waters described in his new book. He guides anglers to every recommended trout water—over 130 streams and rivers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island—making this the most comprehensive guide available. In addition, you'll find thorough, expertly researched access directions and up-to-date information on regulations and stream conditions. Nineteen maps detail the major rivers; and Fuller also gives advice on patterns to match the hatches and a chart showing insect emergence dates. The only trout-fishing guide to this region, it covers 19 major watersheds with over 130 waters described.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881504705
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: Backcountry Guides Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 953,298
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Part I. Massachusetts
1 West Slope of the Berkshire Hills 19
Housatonic River 19
Konkapot River 24
Green River (Great Barrington) 24
Williams River 26
Southwest Branch of the Housatonic 26
East Branch of the Housatonic 26
Hoosic River 27
Green River (Williamstown) 29
Farmington River 30
Clam and Buck Rivers 32
2 Major Connecticut River Tributaries from the West 35
Westfield River 35
Main Stem of the Westfield 37
West Branch of the Westfield 38
Middle Branch of the Westfield 39
East Branch of the Westfield 40
Deerfield River 41
Lower Deerfield 45
Upper Deerfield 46
Green River 49
North River 49
Mill River--Deerfield, Whately, and Hatfield 50
Mill River--Williamsburg and Northampton 50
Manhan River 50
3 Major Connecticut River Tributaries from the East 53
Chicopee River Watershed 53
Ware River 53
Swift River 55
Jabish Brook 59
Quaboag River 59
Quabbin Reservoir 62
West Branch of the Swift River 63
East Branch of the Swift River 64
Millers River 64
Tully River 71
Fort River 72
Sawmill River 72
4 Central Massachusetts Waters: From North to South 75
Nashua River 75
Nissitisset River 75
Squannacook River 77
Wachusett Reservoir and Its Feeders 81
Quinapoxet River 84
Trout Brook 87
Stillwater River 88
Seven Mile River 89
Quinebaug River 90
West River 91
5 The Northeast: From North to South 93
Merrimack River 93
Shawsheen River 95
Sudbury River 97
Parker River 97
Ipswich River 99
Charles River 104
6 The Southeast: From West to East 109
Scorton River 112
Bridge Creek 112
Coonamessett River 114
Childs River 115
Quashnet River 115
Mashpee River and Santuit River 117
Grews Pond 119
Mares Pond 119
Johns Pond 120
Mashpee-Wakeby Pond 120
Hathaway Pond 121
Nickerson State Park 122
Crystal Lake 123
Gull Pond 123
Great Pond 124
Part II. Connecticut
7 Trout Streams Flowing South to the Sea: From West to East 129
Mianus River 129
Norwalk River 131
Saugatuck River 132
Mill River (Fairfield) 137
Pequonnock River 138
Quinnipiac River 139
Mill River (Hamden) 139
Muddy River 141
Eightmile River (Southington) 142
Farm River 142
Branford River 143
Hammonasset River 143
Latimer Brook 144
Shunock River 146
8 Housatonic River Watershed 149
Housatonic River 149
East Aspetuck River 153
Shepaug River--Bantam River 153
Pomperaug River 154
Farmill River 154
Naugatuck River 155
Leadmine Brook 161
Spruce Brook (East Litchfield) 161
9 Connecticut River Watershed 163
Farmington River 163
Still River and Sandy Brook 168
Nepaug River 169
Pequabuck River 169
East and West Branches of Salmon Brook 170
Salmon River 170
Blackledge River 175
Jeremy River 176
Tankerhoosen and Hockanum Rivers 177
Coginchaug River 177
Eight Mile River 177
10 The Thames River Watershed 179
Willimantic River 179
Roaring Brook 182
Hop River 183
Skungamaug River 183
Natchaug River 184
Bigelow Brook 188
Still River 189
Mount Hope River 189
Fenton River 190
Shetucket River 190
Little River 194
Quinebaug River 194
Moosup River 195
Yantic River 196
Part III. Rhode Island
11 Rhode Island Trout Waters: North to South 203
Blackstone River 203
Clear River 208
Chepachet River 208
Ponaganset River 209
Pawtuxet River 209
Moosup River 210
Hunt River 212
Falls River 212
Flat River 213
Wood River 213
Beaver River 218
Pawcatuck River 218
Appendix 1 Southern New England Hatch Chart 222
Appendix 2 Fly Patterns of Southern New England 224
Index 235
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2000

    this is one of the best books!

    this is one of the best books if your a fisherman in southern new england. and thats where im from. it gives you so much information. it tells about the river. where you should fish on the river. the quality's of the river. the problems with the river. and what flies you should use on the river. i definitely would recomend this book to any new england trout fisherman.

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