Re: Mattabesset river,ct
There's pike in the Cromwell meadows during the spring flood.
Hard to get in there though.
With some effort you can kayak up to the mouth from Harbor Park or drop down from above.
Other than that, I wouldn't bother.
Mattabesset River Canoe Guide
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