Connecticut here we come, and it’s take a mom fishing time!

After months of preparation, conversations with distributors, readers, advertisers and other friends, May will bring our roll out of Coastal Angler throughout Connecticut. This brings our mini-regional to distribution in Connecticut, Long Island and Rhode Island. If this is your marketplace, we are the magazine (and website!) for you!

To date Coastal Angler has been available at a few key locations in Connecticut: Bass Pro in Bridgeport (over 1300 copies monthly ae picked up as folks exit Bass Pro,) Stew Leonards (because we shop there for the great food, as do many in the media/ad buying community and Fairfield County anglers,) Fishermans World and a few other key locations. This month we will fan out to about 115 locations with a launch circulation of 6,500 copies in this market. As advertising continues to grow and provide us with the mojo we need, we’ll be moving to a full 10,000 as soon as possible!

And we can’t wait to get out onto Connecticut waters. Our boat has a date on April 20 with Affordable Marine in Plainsville for fresh bottom paint and some seasonal primping, and then – next weekend – into the Long Island Sound she goes! We just can’t wait to drop a line in the Sound.

So we approach this new, 2017 season full of joy and anticipation for an great times on the water with family and friends, and a record new fishing season.

So look out for that new Connecticut edition. As always, from Long Island, Rhode Island or now Connecticut, if you have feedback of any kind – good, bad, irate, overjoyed, overwhelmed, underwhelmed or indifferent – please fire away. You make yourself heard by zapping a quick note to us, signing on to our FaceBook page or Twitter at CoastalAnglerRI.

If you can’t find a copy of your local Coastal Angler at your favorite watering hole, marina, bait and tackle or sports store let them know and let us know. We’re happy to add them to our distribution list. And best of all – it’s free. Never a charge to you or our distributors!

If you want the convenience of a subscription delivered to your door go get one at

And if you want to get in on a great ad package – this month is the month! Reach out to or 203.604.4064!

If you would like to supply fishing reports and articles contact

And … Happy Mother’s Day to all – take a mom fishing this month!

Tight Lines.
Lisa Helme and Mike Danforth
Owners and Publishers

PS For those of you who know us well and were expecting a story on fishing in the Galapagos this month – stay tuned, it’s taking shape and will run in June!