ALBANY, N.Y. - New York trout and salmon season opens April 1.
A press release says anglers can purchase and print fishing licenses right from their home computers by visiting http://licensecenter.ny.gov. 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.
“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.”
The governor also encouraged anglers to consider investing in a lifetime fishing license, which can be converted to an adventure license and eligible for a free license plate for his/her vehicle. More information on New York's new licenses.
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