Get a New York Fishing License

New York is one state that proves fishing isn’t just something you can do while out in the country or camping. You can purchase a New York fishing license for the experience of landing a lunker largemouth bass while being surrounded by skyscrapers in Central Park. Or, if urban fishing isn’t your style, try catching a brook trout on a fly rod while in the Catskill Mountains on Schoharie Creek.

Get a New York Fishing License

NEW YORK FISHING LAWS AND REGULATIONS

There are state-wide fishing regulations that need to be followed for each species in addition to special fishing rules for each county and body of water within New York. Always check the current fishing regulations after purchasing your New York fishing license and before each trip since these rules are subject to change.

IT’S NOT A FEE, IT’S A CONTRIBUTION

Fishing license fees go toward support of fishery management, habitat protection, endangered species programs and conservation education. Get information on license types and purchase your license online here.

New York Fishing License

NEW YORK FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION

  • You can purchase your New York fishing license online, by phone or through a licensed agent.
  • A fishing license is required for residents and nonresidents age 16 and over. New York offers an annual, 7-day or 1-day fishing license.
  • There are license requirements for border waters, for more information please visit New York fishing license requirements.