Erie County Special Fishing Regulations
- This is a list of exceptions to the General Angling Regulations of New York's Freshwater Fishing Regulations.
- Trout waters where ice fishing is permitted are identified here.
- Where regulations appear in the Method column, they pertain to all fishing in the listed water.
- In some cases, you will be referred to the regulations tables for major resource blocks (Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, Lake champlain, Border Waters, New York City Reservoirs).
|Water||Species||Open Season||Minimum Length||Daily Limit||Method|
|All waters except as listed below||Trout||April 1 - Oct 15||Any size||5 - with no more than 2 longer than 12"||Ice fishing permitted|
|Lake Erie, Niagara River, and their tributaries to the first barrier, Cattaraugus Creek downstream
of Springville Dam, Buffalo River and tributaries to first barrier impassable by fish
|Hosmer (Sardinia) Brook||Trout||April 1-Oct 15||9"||5 - with no more than 2 longer than 12"|
|Hosmer (Sardinia) Brook||Trout||Oct 16 - March 31||Catch and Release only||Artificial lures only|
|Cattaraugus Creek upstream of Springville Dam||Trout||April 1 - October 15||Any size||5 - with no more than 2 longer than 12"|
|Cattaraugus Creek upstream of Springville Dam||Trout||Oct 16 - March 31||Catch and Release only||Artificial lures only|
|Buffalo River and tributaries to first barrier impassable by fish||All species||See Great Lakes Tributary Regulations|