Something ‘fishy’ at Mianus River

Joe Cassone, from the town’s Conservation Commission, explains to the participants all about the kinds of fish that travel through the area as well as the other aquatic life, including eels, that can be found here. — John Ferris Robben photo

Joe Cassone, from the town’s Conservation Commission, explains to the participants all about the kinds of fish that travel through the area as well as the other aquatic life, including eels, that can be found here.
— John Ferris Robben photo

If Greenwich kids were eager to do a little fishing on the weekend then the Mianus River Fishway was the place to be.

An open house was held Saturday, April 13 where the town’s Conservation Director Denise Savageau gave a guided tour of the site which just so happens to be one of the state’s most active fishways. And while there may not be a ton of fisherman looking to capture themselves an elusive herring there are herring pouring in by the thousands to the area every week according to the town. The area is considered one of Greenwich’s more unexplored areas and children had a chance to see up close just what it’s all about.

This was seen as a chance for people to learn about the plight of migratory fish as well as get a look at them as well as the many birds that are there looking for a herring breakfast, lunch or dinner since this is not only one of the more active fishways but essentially one of the more active bird diners in Connecticut and this is a good time for feasting since it is the annual herring migration.

There was also a chance for things to get a little slimy as worms were looked at and studied.

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