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13.45.110 Fishing.
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(a) Allowed March 15th through November 30th, conditions permitting, one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

A WSSC use permit is required for all persons that are 16 years of age or older. Minors under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a person at least 18 years of age who also holds a valid use permit. A use permit is only valid when used by the person to whom it is issued, and must be carried at all times when using WSSC property.

WSSC enforces all Maryland Department of Natural Resources regulations. Fishermen must comply with Maryland fishing regulations on fishing season, allowable species, minimum size and creel limits. Nets, hand lines or other devices will not be allowed, except that carp may be taken with bow and arrow. Fishing through ice is prohibited.

Each person who has reached his/her sixteenth birthday must possess a Maryland angler’s license as provided by state law in order to fish.

(b) Fishing Locations.

(1) Fishing is permitted from boats and from the shores of the reservoirs at places designated by WSSC. Fishing location maps are available at the Brighton Dam Visitors’ Information Center and on WSSC’s Internet website (

(2) Fishing and boating are not allowed from the T. Howard Duckett Dam, Brighton Dam or their immediate vicinity, or between the dam and the points marked by signs and buoys. Fishing is permitted in the Patuxent River area directly below Brighton Dam, and requires a use permit while on WSSC property.

(3) Fishing from the shores of the Triadelphia Reservoir will be allowed only at the following designated locations. These areas are accessible using existing roads and do not require trespassing through restricted areas.

(i) Where Greenbridge Road terminates at the reservoir in Montgomery County, going both east and west along the shore line until coming upon the “No Trespassing” signs.

(ii) Where Triadelphia Lake Road terminates at the reservoir in Montgomery County, going east along the shoreline within the signs indicating the designated fishing boundary.

(iii) The fishing dock/pier located at the Triadelphia Recreational Area in Brookeville. Handicapped or disabled persons have priority use of this designated area.

(4) Fishing from the shores of T. Howard Duckett Reservoir (also known as Rocky Gorge Reservoir) will be allowed only at the following designated locations:

(i) Along the west bank only, parallel to Tucker Lane, south from Maryland State Route 108 approximately 650 yards to the “No Trespassing” signs.

(ii) Scott’s Cove adjacent to all parking lots, along the perimeter, both east and west, to the “No Trespassing” signs.

(iii) Along the south bank from the end of Supplee Lane, west and east to the “No Trespassing” signs. (REG-WWM-PR-2301-001)