Gone Fishing

With our many lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams, there’s a whole lot of fishing going on in the Great Western Catskills! Due to the abundance of bass, trout, perch, and many other species in our waterways, people come to us to experience world-class warmwater and coldwater fishing. Get on the water and spend a day on a cool mountain stream or lake casting for fish, and delight in the thrill of reeling in your bounty!

Where to fish

Beaver Kill
Delaware River, East Branch
Delaware River, West Branch

Big Pond (Andes, NY)
Beaver Spring Pond (Davenport, NY)

Cannonsville Reservoir
East Sidney Reservoir
Pepacton Reservoir

>> All Great Western Catskills fishing spots

Get your license                                              

Fishing licenses can be purchased online, by phone or by visiting an agent location - find all about licenses here. To utilize the Cannonsville and Pepacton Reservoirs, you’ll also need a Watershed Recreation Access Permit.

Helpful resources

Our listings for guide services, gear shops and lodging
Delaware County special fishing regulations
Contour maps of selected area lakes with information on depths, water surface and fish species
MyFishMaps.com list of Delaware County lakes
Hook and Bullet list of local fishing spots and more
NY Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife App for your smartphone