DEC reminds anglers that February 16-17, 2019 is a free fishing weekend in New York. During this period, anyone can fish without the requirement to obtain a New York State fishing license.
Free Fishing Day participants are reminded that, although the requirement for a fishing license is waived during free fishing days, all other fishing regulations remain in effect.
Outside of Free Fishing Days, anyone 16 years of age and older must have a current State fishing license to fish in New York. Fishing licenses are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase.
Photo of ice angler provided by DEC.