Cohocton River Description of Fishery
About Public Fishing Rights
The Cohocton River originates in southern Livingston County and flows southeasterly through Steuben County until it enters the Chemung River. The Cohocton River provides a unique year round trout fishery. The upper section of the Cohocton River contains wild brook trout as well as both wild and stocked brown trout. Brook trout are found primarily in the colder headwaters. The lower portions of the Cohocton River contain stocked brown trout and an occasional wild brown trout or brook trout. Some large trout (over 20 inches) can be found in this portion of the river. The Cohocton River is managed under special regulations: please review the Special Regulations by County for Region 8 (Livingston and Stueben Counties) in the Fishing Regulations Guide for more details.
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 thi...
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