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DEC Regs & License Info

DEC Oswego County


General License Information:

  • Licenses and permits are valid from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
  • While fishing in New York State, all persons, except those under age 16, must have a valid license in their possession. Licenses are available at many bait and tackle shops, sporting goods retailers, and town clerk offices.

Be familiar with fishing regulations. When you purchase a fishing license, you should receive a NYS Fishing Regulations Guide. See the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Web site for additional information or call 1-866-933-2257.

Please respect landowners’ rights and property.

Release fish carefully and promptly. Properly dispose of litter and fishing line. Dispose of fish carcasses at cleaning stations.


Fishing Rights Maps:

The following fishing rights maps were taken from the NYS DEC website:

Grindstone Creek
Little Sandy Creek
North Branch Salmon River
Orwell Creek & Pekin Brook
Salmon River

Scriba Creek & Spring Brook
Trout Brook (including Salmon River)
West Branch Fish Creek