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I FISH NY Beginners' Guide to Freshwater Fishing

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Fishing is a sport that is easy to learn and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and physical abilities. The I FISH NY Beginners' Guide to Freshwater Fishing was created to help you become a better and more knowledgeable angler.

By individual Chapters

  1. The Fishes of New York (PDF, 5.6 MB)
  2. Basic Fishing Tackle and Techniques (PDF, 5.8 MB)
  3. Care of Your Catch (PDF, 2.5 MB)
  4. Safe and Responsible Angling (PDF, 3.6 MB)
  5. Intermediate Fishing: Tackle and Techniques (PDF, 5.1 MB)
  6. Aquatic Life (PDF, 5.1 MB)
  7. Waters of New York (PDF, 3.4 MB)
  8. Fisheries Management (PDF, 5.1 MB)
  9. Introduction to Ice Fishing (PDF, 3.7 MB)

Complete Guide

The I FISH NY Beginners' Guide to Freshwater Fishing is a very large file: 46.1 MB. Because of this, the complete guide can only be downloaded from an FTP server at the following link:

ftp://ftp.dec.ny.gov/dfwmr/fisheries/gsfishing.pdf (46.1 MB PDF download)

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