Fishing at Willowemoc Creek, New York State

Information about fishing at Willowemoc 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

Willowemoc Creek/Little Beaver Kill/Fir Brook 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 will insure their continued use.
Description of Fishery The Willowemoc Creek is a tributary to the Beaver Kill, and shares much of the Beaver Kill’s history as the birthplace of American fly fishing. Wild brown trout are present throughout, although the proportion of wild trout tends to be higher in the more upstream parts of the system where summer temperatures remain colder. The Willowemoc Creek is stocked annually with over 18,000 brown trout. The Little Beaver Kill is stocked annually with over 2,000 brown trout. Fir Brook countains a wild brook trout population and is stocked a... ... Read more

Fish Species present

Brown Trout* - Rainbow Trout

Additional Information

Special Regulations

Types of public access

Shore Fishing - Public Fishing Rights

Public fishing access owner

Public Easement

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