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Regulations & Fees


License Fees**

Resident License Fee
Senior (70+) $5
Annual Fishing $29
7 Day Fishing $15
1 Day Fishing $5
Sportsman (Hunting & Fishing) $47
Note: A Canadian license is required if you plan to fish Canadian waters.
Non-Resident License Fee
Annual Fishing $70
7 Day Fishing $35
1 Day Fishing $15

* Visit the DEC website for current license fees at www.dec.ny.gov.

Note: Native American license(s) is required if you plan to fish Cattaraugus or Tuscarora Indian Reservation waters.

Emergency Numbers

US Fish & Wildlife Service: Law Enforcement (716) 691-3635, Fisheries (716) 691-5456

Erie County Sheriff: Marine Division (716) 873-9614

U.S. Coast Guard: Boating Safety Hotline 800-836-5647

U.S. Coast Guard: Search & Rescue Emergency ONLY (716) 843-9500

Niagara County Sheriff: Marine Patrol (716) 438-3393

NYS. Department of Environmental Conservation Law Enforcement: 270 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY (716) 851-7000

Freshwater Fishing Regulations

Refer to your New York State Freshwater Fishing Regulations Booklet or visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website at www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7917.html for updated information.