Fishing is available in all public ponds and lakes, if you have a fishing license. For privately owned ponds and lakes, permission from the owner must be obtained. Popular are Lake Mamanasco, with public access from Richardson Park or the state boat launch, and Pierrepont Pond, with access from Pierrepont State Park.
Aquarion offers fishing permits that allows access to reservoirs in Weston, Redding, Monroe and Shelton. Call the watershed management department at 203-452-3510 or 203-445-7341 for details.