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This Fairfield County Town Ranks No. 1 For A Family Fishing Outing In CT

There are plenty of spots to angle for quality seafood in and around this Long Island Sound community, which made a national ranking of fishing hot spots. Photo Credit: Provided/ FishingBooker
Rindy Higgins, chair of the Westport Shellfish Commission, talked to Westport residents about their shellfishing opportunities in Long Island Sound at the Westport Farmers Market. Photo Credit: File photo

One of the state's waterfront communities has been chosen as the best destination for a family fishing outing in Connecticut by a fishing charter booking site.

By scrolling the list of hot fishing spots nationwide, you'll find it's quite a distinction.

Westport has earned this title because of its excellent, family-friendly fishing for striped bass, flounder, little tunny and scup, according to

Beautiful Compo Beach is just one of many additional attractions that complete Westport as a family vacation spot, the company reported here, while noting: "It is a long stretch of sand that attracts thousands of beachgoers year after year. There are plenty of restroom facilities, beach volleyball, and basketball courts."

FishingBooker's team of experts selected the best family fishing destination in every U.S. state. To find out which towns won in the other 49 states, see the full list with explanations by clicking here.

Of Westport, FishBooker also wrote: "From May to November, you can do some excellent fishing in the local waters. . . . If your kids love stargazing, take them to the Westport Astronomical Society to use a telescope on a bright summer night."

FishingBooker is the world's largest platform for connecting anglers and fishing guides, with over 20,000 fishing trips available in more than 1,700 cities worldwide.

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