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Freshwater Fishing Regulations

View or Print the 2021 Fishing Regulations Guide

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The 2021 Fishing Regulations Guide contains the fishing regulations that take effect on April 1, 2021. The guide has been revised for simpler use. The size of the guide has been reduced so it can easily fit in a tackle box. Additionally, special regulations are now listed alphabetically by individual waters by Region for easier look-up.

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New York Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide: 2021 (PDF)

Other Considerations While Fishing

Fish Health Advisories (leaves DEC website) - be better informed about the fish you may keep and eat.

Fish Health Regulations - understand the regulations designed to protect healthy fish populations.

Fishing Responsibly in New York State - tips on reducing your impact on the environment and reporting fishing violations.

Fish Health Collectors

Review the Fish Health Collectors List page for a list of people certified to collect fish for disease testing.