Fishing at Goose Creek, New York State

Information about fishing at Goose Creek, New York State. Find out about special fishing regulations, which fish species are present and exact locations and types of waterbody access.

Fishing spot information

Description of Fishery Goose Creek flows through the Village of Ashville in southern Chautauqua County, eventually emptying into the southern basin of Chautauqua Lake. There are 5.5 miles of public fishing rights easements on this stream. Each spring, the DEC stocks 9.5 miles of stream from the Village of Ashville upstream to Wall Street near North Harmony State Forest. Goose Creek is stocked annually with 2,150 yearling brown trout, 1,650 yearling brook trout and 800 two-year-old brown trout. The stream also has a small population of wild brown trout, mostly in the middle section of stream.
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. These generalized location ... ... Read more

Fish Species present

Brook Trout* - Brown Trout*

Additional Information

Special Regulations

Types of public access

Shore Fishing - Public Fishing Rights

Public fishing access owner

Public Easement

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