The I FISH NY Map and Guide to Freshwater Fishing in New York State is available free of charge for individuals who fish in the freshwaters of New York. The guide provides information on over 320 NY lakes and ponds and 112 river and streams.
The large 36″ x 37.5″ map folds into a convenient 3.875″ x 9″ size. One side provides a map of New York state identifying locations of fishing waters recommended by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regional staff.
The other side provides tables with details on each water, including the fish species present, the type of access provided and who owns it, whether or not it is open to ice fishing, the availability of fishing piers, marinas or local campsites and any permits or other restrictions that apply.
Guidance on how to buy a fishing license, register a boat or make a camping reservation in New York is also included, along with information for anglers desiring to fish the Great Lakes for wild trout, wilderness brook trout or black bass.
Anglers will also find important phone numbers and e-mail addresses for various contacts, along with a quick response (QR) code providing a smartphone link to the current New York Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide. Color identification photos and descriptions of popular sportfish in New York are also provided.
The I FISH NY Guide to Freshwater Fishing in New York State was completed using Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration grant funds and can be obtained free of charge by visiting any DEC regional office, or by mail.
To receive a map in the mail, e-mail a request to DEC. Requests by e-mail should include the name and complete address of the recipient, as well as NY Fishing Map in the subject line.
source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)