New York Fishing License 2015-2016
Information and Where to Buy Your NY Fishing License
Interested in fishing in New York? You'll need to buy the right fishing license if you want to fish in 2015-2016. Here's the deal...
Where to Buy Your 2015-2016 New York Fishing License
NOTE: Licenses are valid from October 1 through September 30.
If you're over 16 years of age, and not eligible for a free license, you'll need to buy one. Getting your New York fishing license for 2015-2016 online is one option. If you're not too keen on online forms, you can go to any of the license agents and get one in person. See the full list of sporting license fees and packages.
You can get a lifetime fishing license if you want to avoid future fee increases. They can even be transferred, in certain cases.
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Interesting Facts About the New York Fishing License 2015-2016
New York's Free Fishing Weekend is always the last full weekend in June. Anyone can fish without a license, but all other regulations still apply. In November 11, 2015 (Veteran's Day) has also been declared a free fishing day. There are a number of other events where no fishing license is required; see the list of Free Fishing Day Clinics.
There are reciprocal fishing license agreements for Lake Champlain. Be sure to follow the rules for New York or Vermont, depending which part you're in.
If you're heading for marine or coastal waters, register in the no-fee marine recreational fishing registry.