You just bought a new fishing rod and can’t wait to start fishing in New York. There are just a few more things you need to do before you head to that fishing hole. First, buy a New York fishing license online. Then, learn the state fishing laws, check the NY fishing reports, find out about free fishing days and local fishing classes.

More resources can be found directly on the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) website:

Free Fishing Days in New York:

Take someone new fishing! Free Fishing Days provide the perfect opportunity to introduce someone new to the fun of fishing. Most Free Fishing Days take place during National Fishing and Boating Week.