At Diane's bait and tackle we specialize in supply the freshest live bait, including: sand worms, live eels, fresh bunker, night crawlers, mackerel, fresh squid, spearing, clams, meal worms, trout worms, mackerel chum, bunker chum, bluefish chum, ballyhoo, all tournament quality bait. 

The also carry top line rods and reel, tackle, lures. We are international Gold Penn dealer, we also have rod building and repair. 

Our location is perfectly located on at mouth Thames River in New London Connecticut. Minutes from the Long Island Sounds and Fisher's Island Sound. We are the closest bait shop to the Race and it's world class sport fishing. Saltwater and the local area is our specialty, supplying bait for: Stripe Bass, Summer and Winter Flounder (Fluke), Scup (Porgies), Bluefish, Cautog (Blackfish), Black Sea Bass, Shark (Mako & Thresher), Tuna, and many more.

We sell licenses, custom local lures, Custom Rod building, custom boat gaffs, custom made tackle.

Book sport fishing charters here.

Did you know about our lending program for children?

If a child wants to fish, but doesn't have a rod, they are welcome to borrow one of ours for the day.

Contact us for more details.

Diane's Bait and Tackle is New London's friendiest live bait and tackle shop, supplying all the Fisherman and Fisherwoman's angling needs.


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