The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced the winners of its photo contest for the cover of the 2014 Angler’s Guide, with finalists from Darien, Farmington, Monroe and Simsbury.
The DEEP selected a photo of Andrea Repko of Norwalk for the cover of the 2014 Connecticut Angler’s Guide. In the photo, Repko is shown holding a Northern Pike, which she caught and released on Sept. 22, 2013 in Kent, along the Housatonic River. The fish weighed 16 pounds and was 38 inches long.
Al and Kate Tremblay, of Simsbury, qualified as one of four runners-up in the contest with their photo Al-Kate [see above].
“Our Angler’s Guide photo contest allowed Connecticut’s anglers to show off their work and gave DEEP a chance to highlight the diversity of the high quality fishing spots throughout the state,” DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee said. “Congratulations to the 80 anglers who sent us photos of the wide variety of fish they caught – Northern Pike, Striped Bass, Tautog, Trout and more. The contest photos were a fine showing from anglers of all ages.”
DEEP’s annual Angler's Guide provides information on important rules and regulations governing sport fishing in Connecticut and assists in the enjoyment of the angling experience in Connecticut. This year, based on angler suggestions, the guide has been revised to include specific inland and marine sections, more information about fishing in general, and a two-page freshwater fish identification guide.
DEEP’s photo contest encouraged the anglers to submit fishing-related digital images to DEEP for consideration. The contest required the images to be outdoor Connecticut scenes that included one or more people fishing or displaying a catch from Connecticut’s waters.
Anyone wishing to participate in next year’s contest visit:
Based off a press release from the DEEP.