New York State Fishing License
Need NY State Driver's License (or proof of NY residence)
Freshwater Fishing Licenses:
Cost (resident): one year $29.00 7-day $15.00
Cost (non-resident): one year $70.00 7-day $35.00
Marine Fishing Licenses:
Effective October 1, 2009, persons 16 years of age and older fishing in the marine and coastal district or fishing any waters (such as the Hudson River, Delaware River and their tributaries) where the angler is fishing for "migratory fish from the sea" (such as striped bass, American shad, hickory shad, blueback herring, and alewife) need to acquire a recreational marine fishing license.
Cost (resident): one year $10.00 7-day $8.00
Cost (non-resident): one year $15.00 7-day $10.00
By Phone: (866)-933-2257 (toll free). Charge to MasterCard or VISA
Permit for the Croton Watershed (New York)
The DEP is issuing new comprehensive permits — a general Public Access Permit — that will allow for fishing at the reservoirs and designated areas in the Watershed. Everyone must have the Public Access Permit issued beginning in 2002, to fish the New York City Watershed. Please do not fish on Watershed lad without a proper permit. No one can give you permission to do so, not even a guide. The property is patrolled and if you are caught fishing without a permit, you will lose your New York State fishing license.
Information and applications are available online.
For questions about the new permits, call (800) 575-LAND.
Connecticut Fishing License
Cost (resident): one year $28.00 marine $10.00
Cost (non-resident): one year $55.00 3-day $22.00 marine $15.00
By Phone: 1-860-424-3700 Monday - Thursday
In Person: Most fly shops in Connecticut
New Jersey Fishing License
Cost resident: $22.50 one year plus $10.50 trout stamp
non-resident: $34.00 one year $19.50 7-day $9 2-day all plus $20 trout stamp
In person: Most fly shops in New Jersey. A recommendation is Ramsey Outdoors on Rt. 17N in Paramus or Rt. 17S in Ramsey. Cash only.
By Telephone (201) 261-5000, (800) 699-5874
By Mail: Instructions and a form can be downloaded from www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/licenses.htm