East Koy Creek above Murphy Road
East Koy Creek begins in central Wyoming County and flows southerly into Allegany County, passing through the Villages of Hermitage, Gainesville and Lamont. There are 13 miles of public fishing rights easements on 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.
Each spring, the DEC stocks over 13 miles of stream from the Wyoming/Allegany County line upstream to the Village of Hermitage. Over two separate stockings, East Koy Creek receives 12,600 yearling brown trout. In addition to the traditional stocking of yearlings, 1,200 two-year-old brown trout averaging 14 inches long are stocked as well. Anglers can also catc...
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