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Regulations '2018

 Saltwater permits:

 

New York Saltwater FISHING REGISTRATION. (. . (631) 654-2311

If you are saltwater recreational fishing; You Need To Register.    This is a FREE registry.   Please be sure to follow all laws and regulations in the waters in which you are fishing. 

Anglers will need to provide their name, date of birth, address and telephone number, and will receive a registration number that will allow them to begin fishing immediately.  Exceptions include anglers who are under the age of 16.

Who Needs to Register

Anglers age 16 and older need to register if they are:

  1. Fishing in the Marine and Coastal District, which includes all the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within three miles from the coast, and all other tidal waters within the state, including the Hudson River up to the Tappan Zee Bridge.

  2. Fishing any water, such as the Hudson River, Delaware River, or Mohawk River and their tributaries, for "migratory fish from the sea" such as striped bass, hickory shad, blueback herring, alewife.

Click the link below to register online:

https://decals.dec.ny.gov/DECALSCitizenWeb/citizenhome.htm

Or, Stop down at the shop and we'll sign you up. There's nothing worse than getting a ticket just because you went fishing. Need direction? Click Here

 

Fish id Chart and Regulations (PDF) 

For Updated DEC Regulation -Click Link http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7894.html

 

Shark and Tuna Fishing? A Permit is Required: 

 Shark Identification Chart (PDF)    

 Tuna Guide (PDF)   

Permit Descriptions: All owners/operators of vessels in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean must obtain a federal permit to recreationally or commercially fish for regulated Atlantic HMS (sharks, swordfish, tunas (bluefin, bigeye, albacore, yellowfin, and skipjack), and billfishes (recreational only; white and blue marlins, sailfish, and roundscale spearfish)

 Click Here To Register 

RECREATIONAL FISHING REGULATIONS FOR SHARKS IN STATE WATERS

 

New York State has thousands of miles of shoreline that provide abundant crabbing opportunities (including the Hudson River). Catching crabs can be accomplished by using baited crab pots that are set and checked frequently. Be sure to review the Crab Pot Regulations (link leaves DEC's website) before setting your crab pots. Another method of crabbing is to simply use a baited hand line to lure crabs to you and a dip net to capture the crabs. Please clear your lines and dispose of them properly at the end of your trip to prevent unnecessary pollution in our waterways.

 


Oyster Toadfish 

 • Size Limit: 10”
 • Bag Limit: 3 Per Day
                                                           • Season: 7/16-5/14
Toadfish feed on sandworms, squid, and clam.  Although they are edible, oyster toadfish are rarely eaten because they are ugly and slimy.

 


Sea Robin:  Size, Bag, Season: No Restrictions.
Sea Robins feed on sandworms, squid, clam and will take lures too. Fun to catch and fine to eat.

 

 

Hickory Shad:  • Size Limit: No Restrictions • Bag Limit: 5 • Season: All Year…Anglers catch hickory shad with small jigs, inline spinners, flies, and other lures

 

The Northern Puffer is known to most as the blowfish :
• Size Limit: No Restrictions • Bag Limit: No Restrictions,
• Season: All Year. Excellent eating!!
Blowfish feed on sandworms, squid, and clam.
"puffs up" into a ball in self-defense by inhaling air or water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triggerfish:  •Size Limit: None •Bag Limit: No Limit •Season: All Year.

Triggerfish feed on sandworms, squid, and clam. They have sharp teeth and a tough skin. Excellent eating.  Triggerfish are found around rocks and inlets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kingfish:  Limit: No Restrictions, Bag Limit: No Restrictions, Season: All Year.  Excellent eating!! Kingfish feed on sandworms, squid, and clam.

 

 
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