Fort Nathan Hale Fishing Pier, New Haven, CT. One of the brightest gems for shoreline fishing in CT is the newly constructed pier at Fort Nathan Hale Park in New Haven. The city did a fantastic job rebuilding the former pier (destroyed by a series of tropical storms) and in the process made a model for all other shoreline communities to follow. “All are welcome and encouraged to come”, said Mayor Tony Harp during the ribbon cutting for phase 2 of the project held on August 17, 2019.
For anyone interested in FREE shoreline access with quality fishing for Bluefish, Scup, Sea Robin, Fluke, Striped Bass, and Blue Crab, this pier can’t be beat. This secret spot comes highly recommended! Please carry out all that you carry in so that this gem can shine for decades to come. The pier is located at 20-24 Woodward Avenue, New Haven. FREE parking!!