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NYS DEC offers freshwater fish map
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NYS DEC offers freshwater fish map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Bureau of Fisheries is now offering a free full color map/brochure for people who fish in the freshwaters of New York.

The I FISH NY Guide to Freshwater Fishing in New York State provides information on over 320 New York lakes and ponds and 112 river and streams.

According to the DEC, one side of the brochure provides a map of New York State pointing out locations of fishing waters recommended by DEC regional staff and the other side provides tables with details on each water. This includes fish species present, the type of access provided and who owns it, whether or not it is open to ice fishing, the availability of fishing piers, marinas or local campsites and any permits or other restrictions that apply.

Other information also includes guidance on how to buy a fishing license, register a boat or make camping reservation in New York and other information.

To receive a map in the mail, e-mail a request to DEC, fwfish@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Requests by e-mail should include the name and complete address of the recipient, as well as NY Fishing Map in the subject line.

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