New York 2017-2018 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guides available
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.
Lake Champlain Special Focus
This year’s guide showcases Lake Champlain, with feature articles on Lake Champlain Fishing and Fisheries Management.
How to Get Your Copy
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.
Take someone fishing on Free Fishing weekend
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.