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New York

Fishing

Region 1 Regulations


Statewide seasons and limits apply only if the location you'll be fishing or species you'll be fishing for is not listed in the special county regulations below.

Nassau County

Water Special Regulations
All lakes and ponds Black Bass, All year, Catch and Release only
Beaver Brook and tributaries
from Beaver Lake upstream to source
Brook Trout, All year, Catch and Release only
Massapequa Creek and tributaries
from Massapequa Lake upstream to Northwest Drive
Brook Trout, All year, Catch and Release only
McDonald Pond
(Hempstead Lake State Park)
Trout, All year, Daily Limit-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
South Pond
(Hempstead Lake State Park)
Trout, All year, Daily Limit-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"

Suffolk County

Water Special Regulations
Artist Lake Black Bass, All year, Catch and Release only
Beaverdam Creek and tributaries
from mouth upstream to Sunrise Highway
Brook Trout, All year, Catch and Release only
Belmont Lake
  • Black Bass, All year, Catch and Release only
  • Trout, All year, Daily Limit-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Blydenburgh Lake Sunfish, All year, Minimum Length-8", Daily Limit-15
Carmans River and tributaries
(Southaven County Park) from Cement Dam upstream to Yaphank Avenue
  • Brook Trout, All year, Catch and Release only
  • Brown and Rainbow Trout, April 1 through October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • Fly fishing only
Carmans River and tributaries
(Southaven County Park) from Hards Lake upstream to the Cement Dam
  • Brown and Rainbow Trout, April 1 through October 15, Daily limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • Brook Trout, All year, Catch and Release only
Carmans River and tributaries
from Bellport Bay upstream to the Hards Lake dam
  • Brook Trout, All year, Catch and Release only
  • Brown and Rainbow Trout, April 1 through October 15, Daily Limit-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
  • Brown and Rainbow Trout, October 16 through March 31, Catch and release only
Connetquot River and tributaries
from the Great South Bay upstream to dam at Montauk Highway.
Connetquot River
within Connetquot River State Park
Park Regulations apply
Deep Pond Trout, All year, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-3
Fort Pond Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
Hards Lake
  • Brook Trout, April 1 through October 15, Catch and Release only
  • Rainbow and Brown Trout, April 1 through October 15, Daily limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
Lake Ronkonkoma Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
Laurel Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-3
Mud Creek and tributaries
from Patchogue Bay upstream to Sills Road
Brook Trout, All year, Catch and Release only
Nissequogue River
from Long Island Sound upstream to the dam at White's Pool
  • Brook Trout, All year, Catch and Release only
  • Brown and Rainbow Trout, April 1 through October 15, Daily Limit-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
  • Brown and Rainbow Trout, October 16 through March 31, Catch and release only
Nissequogue River
within Caleb Smith State Park
Park Regulations apply
Patchogue River and tributaries
from Patchogue Bay upstream to source
  • Brook Trout, All year, Catch and Release only
  • Brown and Rainbow Trout, April 1 through October 15, Daily Limit-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
  • Brown and Rainbow Trout, October 16 through March 31, Catch and release only
Rattlesnake Creek
from confluence with Connetquot River upstream to dam at Sunrise Highway
  • Brook Trout, All year, Catch and Release only
  • Brown and Rainbow Trout, April 1 through October 15, Daily Limit-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
  • Brown and Rainbow Trout, October 16 through March 31, Catch and release only
Swan River and tributaries
from Patchogue Bay upstream to Southaven Avenue
Tributaries to Blydenburgh Lake Brook Trout, All year, Catch and Release only
Tuthills Creek and tributaries
from Patchogue Bay upstream to Waverly Ave