Hillyer's Tackle Shop
374 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, Connecticut 06385
Phone (860) 443-7615

Welcome to Hillyer's Tackle Shop




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Shop Hours
Monday------5AM--7PM
Tuesday------5AM--7PM
Wednesday--5AM--7PM
Thursday-----5AM--7PM
Friday---------5AM--8PM
Saturday------5AM--7PM
Sunday--------5AM--5PM

Note:These are peak season hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Please call shop about off-season hours

The most complete tackle shop on the East Coast

Hillyer's Bait and Tackle Shop has specialized in fishing tackle since 1934. Jon and Matt Hillyer are third generation owners/operators.

We stock a huge inventory of fishing rods (over 1000), reels, line, lures, sinker molds, knives, pliers, boots, rain gear, nets, terminal tackle, and all your saltwater fishing needs.




 

We are a factory authorized Penn Reels warranty shop.

We have a giant selection of both live and frozen bait.

Live Bait
Sand Worms, Meal Worms, Trout Worms, Night Crawlers, Green Crabs, Hermit Crabs, Arkansas Shiners, Mummichogs(Chubs), Clams, Live Eels.

Frozen Bait
Bunker, Herring, Mackerel, Clams, Clam Necks, Clam Cuts, Whole Clams, Fluke Shiners, Spearing, Smelt, Sand Eels, Squid, Snapper Shiners, Shark Chum, Ballyhoo, Blueback Herring, Finger Mullet. Many of these baits are available in flats.


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Click here for Niantic River Bridge Tide Chart
Click here for directions to Hillyer's Tackle Shop
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Click here for pictures of fish brought in to Hillyer's Tackle Shop in 2009
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Click here for pictures of fish brought in to Hillyer's Tackle Shop in 2013
Click here for pictures of fish brought in to Hillyer's Tackle Shop in 2014
Click here to get Connecticut's Saltwater Fishing License
Click here for Striped Bass weight to length chart
Click here for Bluefish length to age chart
Click here for fishing temperature chart
Click here for clam diggers clam dip and linguine in white clam sauce recipes


Links

Penn Reels St. Croix Rods Abu-Garcia Shimano Weather Buoys
Connecticut D.E.E.P. New York State D.E.C. Rhode Island D.E.M. Captain'S License Sea Tow
IGFA Diawa Boats Inc. CT Sport Fishing Outboard Exchange
Old Reel Collectors Nautical Charts NDBC Weather Tuna Permit Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen