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


Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office

7:30 - 11:30AM, Free fishing Event . Youth Age 17 and under, fishing poles and bait available, no live bait allowed

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Allegheny National Fish Hatchery

ANFH will present the "Junior Ranger - Let's Go Fishing!" program to include completing the activity book, fish knot tying, casting practice, hook baiting and fish handling.

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Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office

11:00 AM to 4:00PM

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