New York Department of Environmental Conservation
NY Beginners Guide to Fresh Water Fishing
Fishing is an excellent way to enjoy nature and make lasting memories with family and friends. Anyone—from children to retirees—can learn to fish. Enticing a fish to bite your hook is always fun, and can be as relaxing or challenging as you decide to make it. Fishing offers a never ending stream of intriguing experiences: Wade into a cold, rocky stream fishing for trout. Watch a pink sunset reflected in a still pond as a bass explodes on your lure. Wonder if you can catch more fish than that osprey flying overhead. Let this guide help you take your first step into a lifetime of fishing fun and adventure.