The New York 2017-2018 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide is now available. Regulations in the guide are in effect from April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018. Anglers should review a copy of the guide before casting a line after April 1.
This year’s guide showcases Lake Champlain, with feature articles on Lake Champlain Fishing and Fisheries Management.
To get your copy, you can:
- Pick up a copy at a license issuing agent location, or
- Download the fishing regulations guide (12.2 MB) (PDF)
A summary of the fishing regulation changes that take effect on April 1, 2017, can be viewed on the DEC website at regulation changes.
Be a fishing ambassador and take someone fishing during free fishing weekend: June 24-25, 2017. Visit the Free Fishing Days webpage for a list of all the upcoming Free Fishing dates.