Fishing at Snake Meadow Club

Chair: Scott Jussaume

The Fishing Committee's main purpose is to promote the sport of fishing for our members and guests through the stocking and maintenance of our poods and brook. The Fishing Committee sets the rules and guidelines all members and guests must follow while on club property participating in fishing, in addition to existing State and Federal rules. 

Snake Meadow is home to two Ponds:

Upper Pond (7 acres)

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Lower Pond (4 acres)

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Connecting both ponds is Snake Meadow Brook, which flows from Upper Pond to Lower Pond and is a great fly-fishing opportunity when drought doesn't interfere. The Snake Meadow Brook helps provide natural feed for our fish, as well as oxygenation of the ponds to keep them from becoming stagnant. 

In coordination with the Ground Committee, the Fishing Committee helps to maintain the areas around both ponds and brooks, ensuring there are clean and cut areas at the water's edge for fishing. They also inspect, repair and maintain the Fishing House on the Upper Pond, as well as the docks available for land fishing.For members, there are also row boats available for the ponds and kayak fishing is permitted.

As part of our efforts to ensure a safe, fun and memorable fishing experience for our members and guests, in 2021 the Fishing committee began a bait-stocking program. This program stocks Fathead minnows in both ponds and the brook and have proven to be an excellent source of food to our stocked fish while other natural feed goes dormant over the course of the year. 

The Fishing Committee is always open to suggestions to improve the fishing program, as well as volunteers to help maintain the ponds, rowboats and Fishing House on the Upper Pond. There are always things to do to make the program better; we have a fleet of rowboats that require maintenance from time to time,

The Fishing Committee's goals are to continue to improve the habitat for our fish and increase the holdover rate in our ponds and brooks of fish year to year. Please remember to log all fish, both caught/released or caught and kept in the Fish Log near the Clubhouse on Upper Pond.

All guests who intend to visit Snake Meadow Club must download, print, fill out, and bring with you, this waiver content and release form.

fishing at Snake Meadow Club Plainfield Connecticut

The Fishing Committee facilitates and executes the purchase, delivery and stocking of fish to our ponds and brook each year, traditionally starting the Friday before the Club Annual Meeting in April. In an average year, we stock between 750 and 1000 fish of the following species:

  • Brook Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout

Our ponds are also home to your normal Eastern CT specifics of fish:

  • Bluegills
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Largemouth Bass