The Lake Zoar Authority reports that a number of people have been caught fishing in a restricted area. There is an exclusion zone around the Shepaug Dam. The fisherman was asked to leave and was not cited after he said he didn’t know he couldn’t be there. A second fisher caught later also said he didn’t know he couldn’t be there. Connecticut law states that no person shall operate a vessel within 1,500 feet of the downstream side of the Lake Housatonic Dam in Derby or the Shepaug Dam in Southbury. Signage prohibiting occupation in the area is posted. There is a fence blocking foot trespassing on FirstLight’s shoreline. Violation is typically a misdemeanor offense.