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New York

Fishing

Message from the Governor

No matter what region of New York State you call home or plan to visit, there is an exciting fishing adventure awaiting you nearby. Even during the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor activities such as fishing the state’s abundant waters remained critical to helping hundreds of thousands of anglers find a safe and fun activity close to home.

Whether you choose to ice fish with family and friends or seek socially distanced solitude along a back-country stream reach, New York State’s fisheries provide every type of experience for anglers. We continue to work hard to provide resident and visiting anglers with the best fishing experience possible. This year, the Department of Environmental Conservation is developing a new interactive trout stream fishing map I proposed in the 2021 State of the State to provide anglers ‘one-stop-shopping’ for trout stream fishing opportunities. The map will include easy to use information about access points, applicable regulations, and stocking schedules.

As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic’s far-reaching impacts, New York will continue to invest in the health and success of our fisheries, and the countless environmental and economic benefits they provide. Working with the angling community, we will continue to enhance the experiences New York has to offer and endeavor to protect our fisheries for future generations.

Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor