Batavia Kill Fish Species Present Brook Trout
Description of Fishery The Batavia Kill flows for 22 miles before entering Schoharie Creek just upstream of the village of Prattsville. Wild trout exist throughout the stream, but they are abundant only in the upper reaches above Batavia Pond (an in-stream impoundment) located in C.D. Lane Park. Brown and brook trout can be found above Batavia Pond, while brown trout predominate below the pond. In addition, approximately 5,800 yearling and 350 two year old brown trout are stocked in the lower 19 miles of stream. Batavia Pond is also stocked with rainbow trout, and some of those fish leave the reservoir and enter the stream.
About Public Fishing Rights Public Fishing Rights (PFR’s) are permanent easements purchased by the NYSDEC from willing landowners, giving anglers the right to fish and walk along the bank (usually a 33’ strip on one or both banks of the stream). This right is for the purpose of fishing only and no other purpose. Treat the land with respect to insure the continuation of this right and privilege. Fishing privileges may be available on some other private lands with permission of ...
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