Fishing is permitted at several CLC Public Conservation Areas. If you’d like a CLC Fishing Permit, there’s some things you’ll need to know!
Do I need a NYS Fishing License? Yes, a NYS Fishing License is required to fish any public waters in NYS. We do ask that you email us a picture of your fishing license before we issue your CLC fishing permit.
Age requirements: Permits are required for all anglers over 16 years of age.
What does it cost? CLC suggests a $25 Conservation Friend donation to offset the costs of managing the fishing permit program.
Can I ice fish? Ice fishing is permitted at the angler’s own risk. Shanties and motorized augers are not allowed. Be aware many sites have thin ice.
What else? In exchange for fishing privileges at CLC owned Public Conservation Areas, you’ll help as a Fishing Monitor! You’ll help CLC keep ponds and creeks clean, healthy, and well-managed. Your responsibilities are quite simple, help keep Public Conservation Areas free of trash, including fishing line and reporting any troublesome activities to CLC. Reports should be emailed to [email protected]
Please fill out the form below, if you agree to the terms, email a photo of your NYS Fishing License to [email protected] or send to 49 Main Street in Chatham, and submit. Once received we will mail or email you your CLC Fishing Permit.