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Sullivan 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.
Special Fishing Regulations for Waters in Sullivan County
Waters Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
All rivers and streams except the Delaware River Black bass 3rd Sat. in June-Nov 30 10" 5
December 1 - Friday preceding the 3rd Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only
Delaware River Trout, black bass, muskellunge, pickerel, walleye See Border Water Regulations
Bashakill Marsh Pickerel All year 15" 5
Black bass All year 12" 5
Basket Creek and tributaries, Callicoon Creek from mouth to Hortonville, Hankins Creek and tributaries from mouth to Falls at Mileses, Hoolihan Brook and tributaries, North Branch Callicoon Creek and tributaries from mouth to Gossweyler Pond above North Branch, Pea Brook and tributaries Trout 1st Sat. after April 11-Sept 30 Any size 5
Beaver Kill from State Road 206 (County Route 7) bridge in Delaware County downstream, Willowemoc Creek from iron bridge at Parkston downstream except section below Trout April 1-Nov 30 9" 5
Willowemoc Creek 1200 ft. above mouth of Elm Hollow Brook downstream 3.5 miles to second Route 17 Quickway bridge east of Roscoe Trout All year Catch and Release only Artificial lures only
Neversink River, from Neversink Reservoir downstream, except as listed below Trout April 1-Oct 15 9" 5
Neversink River and tributaries within the Neversink River Unique Area and owned by the people of the State of New York situated in the Towns of Thompson and Forestburgh and abutting that reach of the Neversink River from its confluence with Mercer Brook south to the Sullivan-Orange County line, except any portion thereof where the right to fish is privately owned. Trout April 1-Oct 15 Catch and Release only Artificial lures only
Crystal Lake, Hodge Pond Trout April 1-Sept 30 10" 3 Use or possession of baitfish prohibited
Lake Huntington, Loch Sheldrake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Mongaup River from Rio Dam downstream to Route 97 bridge Trout April 1-Oct 15 12" 3 Artificial lures only
Mongaup Pond* Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Use or possession of baitfish prohibited
Neversink Reservoir, Rondout Reservoir Lake trout, landlocked salmon, trout See NYC Reservoirs regulations
Swinging Bridge Reservoir Walleye 1st Sat. in May-March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
White Lake Lake Trout All year 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Trout All year Any size 5

*In addition, the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited in Mongaup Pond and Mongaup Creek.