New York Fishing and Boating

With over 7,500 lakes and ponds, 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, and hundreds of miles of coastline, NY is a favorite destination for boaters and anglers. With these New York fishing and boating resources you’ll soon be ready to plan your own New York fishing and boating excursions. Learn more about New York fishing licenses and boat registrations.

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New York Fishing

Fishing’s Great in New York State. Just remember to purchase a freshwater fishing license, or if fishing saltwater, enroll in the free registry.

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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

Want to go boating in NY? Just take a state-approved boater’s safety course (no New York boating license required)

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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


Fire Island Surfcasting Clinic

surfcasting fishing event that will included an brief ecology lesson followed by casting and saftey instruction and fishing

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Town of Islip Seafest

Annual festival involving basic fishing instruction. Food trucks and other vendors will be available

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Fall Family Fishing Festival

All members of the public welcome. Trout will be stock just before the event. Casting contest with prizes and food trucks will be avaiable

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