About the River The Mill River runs through Easton and Fairfield and has two distinct Trout Management Areas which are open year-round. A tailwater fishery, the Mill River is fed from Easton Reservoir, which keeps water temperatures in the upper reaches at 50 degrees year-round.
The upper Wild Trout Management Area in Easton is open to catch and release fishing only, with a single, barbless hook and artificial lures only. No bait or treble hooks allowed at any time during the year.
The lower Trout Management area is open to catch-and-release fishing with artificial lures or flies from Sept. 1 through the third Saturday in April. After opening day, anglers are allowed to use bait and fish can be kept.
The upper section has wild brown and brook trout. These fish are extremely spooky and anglers must approach the river slowly and make long casts to fool them.
The lower Trout Management Area is similar to the Mianus River Trout Management Area. It is contained within the Lake Mohican open space and is a popular destination for dog walkers, bikers and hikers. The lower TMA can be crowded at times.