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Delaware County

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Delaware County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

All streams and their tributaries that flow into the Delaware River in Delaware County downstream of Hancock

Trout

1st Sat after April 11 through Sept 30

Any size

5

All unlisted tributaries to Pepacton Reservoir and to East Branch Delaware River upstream from Pepacton Reservoir highwater mark

Trout

April 1 through Sept 30

Any size

5

Bush Kill, Tremper Kill, Terry Clove, Fall Clove, Platte Kill, Dry Brook, Batavia Kill

Trout

April 1 through Sept 30

9″

5

Trout Pond (Cables Lake), Huggins Lake

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

12″

2

Artificial lures only

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Big Pond, Little Pond

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Mud Pond

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

12″

3

Cannonsville Reservoir, Pepacton Reservoir

Trout

See New York City Reservoir Regulations.

Beaver Kill from State Route 206 (County Route 7) bridge downstream except sections below:

Trout

April 1 through Nov 30

9″

5

Beaver Kill: 1) from Sullivan County line (below Roscoe) downstream 2.5 miles to the old railroad trestle and 2) from one mile upstream to 1.6 miles downstream of iron bridge at Horton

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Beaver Kill from Iron Bridge at Horton downstream to first Rt. 17 overpass

Angling prohibited July 1 through August 31 to protect thermally stressed trout

East Sidney Reservoir

Walleye

First Sat in May through March 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

East Branch Delaware River — Special Regulations by River Section below:

From Pepacton Reservoir highwater mark upstream

Trout

April 1 through Sept 30

9″

5

From Pepacton Dam downstream to Shinhopple Bridge

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

12″

2

Angling prohibited from Oct 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout

From Shinhopple Bridge downstream to the mouth at Hancock

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

12″

2

Oct 16 through Nov 30

Catch and release only

All streams and their tributaries that flow in to the East Branch of the Delaware River between the villages of East Branch and Hancock

Trout

1st Sat after April 11 through Oct 15

Any Size

5

West Branch Delaware River — Special Regulations by River Section below:

From Cannonsville Reservoir highwater mark upstream

Trout

April 1 through Sept 30

9″

5

From Cannonsville Dam downstream to the Route 17 overpass at Deposit

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

12″

2

Angling prohibited from Oct 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout

From Route 17 overpass at Deposit downstream 2.0 miles

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Angling prohibited from Oct 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout

From the lower limit of catch-and-release section in Deposit downstream to NY/PA border (1.7 miles below Hale Eddy Bridge)

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

12″

2

Angling prohibited from Oct 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout

Delaware River and West Branch Delaware River forming NY/PA border

See Border Waters Regulations.