Farm Fish Pond Permit
Statutory Authority: ECL 11-1911
A farm fish pond is a body of water impounded by a dam, of not more than ten acres water surface when full, lying wholly within the boundaries of privately owned or leased lands. It does not include any pond used in connection with any private camp, boarding house, hotel, or other establishment catering to the public.
The Department may issue a farm fish pond license effective for a period of five years, entitling the holder to manage the pond for the production of fish including control of undesirable fish and aquatic vegetation, releasing, stocking, and propagation of fish. Holders of a fishing license or persons entitled to fish without a license may take fish from a Farm Fish Pond subject to General Angling Regulations open seasons, minimum size limits and daily creel limits.
To apply for this license, contact the Regional DEC Fisheries Office.