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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Special Regulations by County

The following links are a list of exceptions to the STATEWIDE ANGLING REGULATIONS.

  • Trout waters where ice fishing is permitted are identified here.
  • Regulations that appear in the Method column pertain to all fishing in the listed water.
  • In some cases, you will be referred to the regulations tables for major resource blocks, such as the Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, Lake Champlain, Tidal Hudson River, Border Waters, and NYC Reservoirs.
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