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Freshwater Fishing Regulations

2022 Freshwater Fishing Regulations
(Effective April 1)

Regulation Changes for 2022: Review details on significant changes to freshwater fishing regulations that went into effect April 1, 2022.

Statewide Seasons and Catch Limits

(Exceptions may apply in certain waters through special regulations - see below)

Special Regulations for Specific Waters

Inland Trout Streams

Great Lakes and Tributaries (includes the Niagara River and St. Lawrence River and their tributaries)

Finger Lakes and Tributaries

Tidal Hudson River

Border Waters: Delaware River | Lake Champlain | Greenwood Lake | Indian Lake

DEC Regions
Map of DEC Regions

Waters by Region/County:

Additional Regulations and Guidance

View a Full Copy of the Fishing Regulations Guide

Download a Printable PDF

New York Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide: 2022 (PDF)

Pick Up a Copy

You can get a hard copy of the 2022 guide in one of the following ways: