Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded New Yorkers that the 2014 trout and salmon fishing season opens April 1, and they can now purchase and print a fishing license from their home computers by visiting http://licensecenter.ny.gov in order to be ready to enjoy New York’s great outdoor fishing opportunities on opening day. The Governor also encouraged anglers to consider investing in a lifetime fishing license, which could be converted to an Adventure License and be eligible to receive a free adventure license plate for his/her vehicle.
“New York offers some of the best fishing in the country,” Governor Cuomo said. “As part of the state’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, fishing license fees have been reduced and licenses can be easily purchased and printed online from home. Now anglers don’t have to wait until fishing season to get ready. I encourage New Yorkers to go online, buy their licenses and look forward to a great fishing season.”
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens said, “DEC is beginning its fish stocking efforts and will continue these efforts throughout the spring to ensure New York’s lakes, rivers and streams are well equipped to provide ample opportunities for anglers to reel in a great catch.”
Fishing licenses, which are required for persons age 16 and older to fish in New York’s fresh water lakes and rivers, may also be purchased by phone at 1-866-933-2257. Anglers who purchase by phone will receive a confirmation number to use immediately as proof of holding a license until their actual license is received in the mail.