East Branch Owego Creek Description of Fishery
About Public Fishing Rights
The East Branch of Owego Creek is located in Cortland and Tioga counties near the town of Richford. There are 6.1 miles of Public Fishing Rights (PFR’s) along this small partially open stream. The East Branch of Owego Creek is stocked annually with around 6,600 one year-old brown trout (8-9”) and 950 two year-old brown trout (12-15”). Wild brook trout may also be found in the creek.
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 the land owner. Courtesy toward the land-owner and respect for their property will insure their continued use.
Fishing Regulations Statewide Angling Regulations apply EXCEPT as noted below: Trout - Any Size, Limit 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12” , April 1 - Oct 15 ...
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