Getting A Commercial/Recreational Fishing License In New York For Non-Residents

May 14, 2022

Fishing For Reel details the steps you need to get a New York fishing license. Our website for anglers is a comprehensive online resource for anyone looking to enjoy the Great Outdoors.

Getting A Commercial/Recreational Fishing License In New York For Non-Residents

Are you ready to go fishing this season? But before you do, you must first be licensed to do so!

With summer soon approaching, you can expect big catches this season, especially for trout and salmon. Whether you prefer the stable flow at Carman’s River or the wildness of the Cohocton River, summer can be considered one of the most productive times for all fishermen.

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Our team at Fishing For Reel recently released a new report called, “How To Get A New York Fishing License”. We list the steps you need to make to get a commercial or recreational license and discuss where to register online or in person.

All fishing licenses in New York need to go through the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). For convenience, it is recommended to purchase a license online through the DEC website. This is especially suggested for those who want to avoid long lines and crowded places, particularly during this time of the pandemic.

When purchasing a license online, you first need to create an account with the DEC and provide some personal information. Once an account has been created, you can select the type of license you need and then pay using a credit or debit card. Typically, licenses will be available after a few days.

New York fishing licenses are available for residents and non-residents of the state. A resident license costs $25, while a non-resident license costs $50. Other types of licenses, such as a 7-day non-resident license and a 14-day non-resident license are also available.

We are a comprehensive online resource for anglers in the state. We offer a wide variety of fishing products to help New Yorkers enjoy the great outdoors, including rods, reels, tackles, and baits.

Currently, we are offering a free Campers Coffee Press for those who want to use a high-quality coffee press in the wild. All you have to shoulder is the shipping and handling.

Ensure that you have the correct fishing license in New York! Go to so you can learn more.

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