Wharton Creek Fish Species Present Brown Trout
Description of Fishery Wharton Creek flows for 31 miles before entering the Unadilla River at the village of New Berlin. Wild brown and brook trout are sparse throughout the river but are locally abundant in some areas. Approximately 3,700 yearling and 250 two year old brown trout are stocked in the 20 mile reach between the mouth and Burlington Flats. This low gradient stream flows through a broad agricultural valley that is often 100-500 yards from the road. Pools tend to be large and deep. Small brook trout are common in many of the Wharton Creek tributaries.
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 permission of the land owner. Courtesy toward the land-owner and respect for their property w...
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