Recreation / Lake Patrols

Fishing Tournoments
LAKE LILLINONAH, Brookfield-Bridgewater-Newton- Southbury-New Milford 1547 acres from Bleachery Dam to the Shepaug Dam.
Large Mouth Bass   Small Mouth Bass    White Perch   Common Carp
State Fishing Record
Northern Pike   29 lbs    Lake Lillinonah, Brookfield    Joseph Nett    1980

Inland Fisheries Tournaments & Derby's

West Cove Marina
143 West Street
New Milford, CT 06776

Boating Rules
Regulations: Vessels are prohibited from approaching within 300 feet on upstream side or 1,500 feet on downstream side of Shepaug Dam. Vessels are prohibited from approaching within 300 feet downstream of the Bleachery Dam. 45 mph limit daytime, 25 mph from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise.
Launch: On north shore of lake on east side of Rte. 133. Parking: 50 cars

Eagle Watch
Since 1985, the public has been invited to visit its bald eagle observation area, located near the Shepaug hydroelectric station on the Housatonic River in Southbury, Conn. The observation area is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through mid-March. Admission is free but reservations are required. They can be made by calling 1-800-368-8954 Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning in early December. Learn More

Lake Patrol
The Lake Patrol enforces Connecticut's boating laws to assure that boating and water sports activities are conducted safely. The Patrol assists boarters with mechanical problems, responds to emergencies, provides watercraft for scienticic projects, and maintains law and order on the lake. The Patrol maintains 3 on-water vehicles.

2013 Patrol Stats
Infractions                6
Written Warning     11
Verbal Warnings    45
Assists                    14
Inspections            56
Trespassing             4
Contacts                83