Fishing is available to those with licenses in all public ponds, lakes and streams, unless otherwise posted. An inland fishing license is $20, and is required for anglers over age 16. Fishing licenses may be purchased at Town Hall or local tackle shops. Free fishing licenses for senior citizens and the disabled are available at town hall. 

Lakes and ponds are open to fishing year-round. Rivers and streams are open from the third Saturday in April through the last day of February. 

Silvermine Pond, Mill Pond and Mead Pond are three of the more popular spots to fish in New Canaan. Also open to fishing in the area are sections of the Mianus River from Greenwich to Stamford, parts of the Saugatuck River, and parts of the Silvermine River from Route 106 to the Merritt Parkway. See the Connecticut Angler’s Guide, available free at town hall, for details.