Too cold even for the worms on first day of fishing

Meadow Reeve at the Salisbury town Grove for the children’s fishing derby on April 8.Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

Sarah Upton’s 3-pound, 3-ounce, 21-inch brown trout was the top fish in the children’s fishing derby at the Salisbury town Grove on Saturday, April 8, the first day of fishing in Connecticut.

D.J. Duntz (in the 11-12-year-old category) caught a 2-pound, 2-ounce, 17-1/2-inch golden trout.

It was a subdued opening day of trout season, with snow and sleet the night before, occasional drizzle throughout the morning, and a nice stiff breeze that originated somewhere near the Arctic Circle and picked up steam in Chicago.

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