The Sangerfield River flows for roughly 18 miles from its origin just east of Sangerfield (Oneida County) through Madison County to just south of Earlville (Chenango County) where it combines with the Chenango River. Through most of its length, it is a slow meandering river that is suitable for canoeing. The Sangerfield River has some rich history as it flows through Ninemile Swamp (Madison County) which was a favorite hide out for the notorious Loomis Gang.
Public Access Sites
2.6 miles north of Sherburne on Route 12B. Hand launch. Parking for 6 cars.
General Fishing Information
The main gamefish found in the river are brown trout, northern pike, walleye and black bass. Other fish that can be caught in the river are bluegill, rock bass, brown bullhead and common carp. Most anglers target the brown trout in early spring shortly after they are stocked in the section between Poolville and Hubbardsville. Northern pike, walleye, black bass and the occasional brown trout are found downstream of Poolville. Northern pike fishing is also good above Hubbardsville, in the Ninemile Swamp area, which is best fished by canoe.
The Madison County section is stocked with approximately 2,300 year-old brown trout and 250 two year-old brown trout.
Special regulations exist for trout so please review the Special Regulations by County section of your regulation guide.