East Branch Fish Creek Fish Species Present Brown Trout
Description of Fishery The East Branch of Fish Creek is located in Lewis and Oneida Counties. There are 22.26 miles of Public Fishing Rights and additional fee and easement lands in the headwaters. The lower sections are stocked with Brown and Rainbow Trout. The upper section in Highmarket is stocked with Brook Trout and the new fee and easements lands have wild Brook Trout. Most of the tributaries also contribute wild Browns, Brooks and Rainbows to the main river fishery. You also can catch landlocked Atlantic salmon in the lower section that are being stocked by the Atlantic Salmon Fish Creek Club.
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 permissio...
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