Fishing and Boating in New York

With over 7,500 lakes and ponds, 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, and hundreds of miles of coastline, New York is a favorite destination for boaters and anglers. In this section, you will learn how to purchase your fishing license and how to access a number of boating resources online.

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New York Fishing

Purchasing a fishing license is easier than you think. Get started fishing in New York today. Get your fishing license online.

Get a New York Fishing License

Buying a fishing license is the first & most important step for any angler. Get more information.

New York Boating

Get started boating in New York, get more boating resources, take a boater’s safety course, check regulations, reports and more.

Register A Boat In New York

Registering your boat is easier than you think. Get information about how to register your boat.

Fishing and Boating Events in New York


Town of Islip Fishing Clinic

A public event, cosponsored with the Town of Islip, this event will teach participants how to fish, as part of the IFISHNY lesson plan and mission. Basic instruction will focus on fish identification, ecology, fishing techniqu...

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Family Fishing Day

Family Fishing Day intended to introduce all age groups to the sport of fishing. NYS fishing license requirements will be waived for this event and DEP access permits will be issued free of charge at the event. Fishing rods wi...

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Saladino Marine Expo

New York Assemblyman Joseph Saladino is sponsoring this all day Marine Exposition at Captree State Park for family entertainment and aquatic education & saltwater fishing. The fishing portion of this event will be conducted by...

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How to Get Your Boating License or Boater Education Card

How to Get Your Boating License or Boater Education Card

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