Fishing is allowed on City-owned (NYC DEP) reservoirs, lakes and streams with a DEP permit in
areas designated by specific DEP signs and according to all applicable New York State regulations.
City-owned reservoirs are open for fishing from shore and with fishing boats, and it is common for
many reservoirs to produce 4-5 pound bass and lake trout exceeding 15 pounds.
Get your free DEP Access Permit online at:
You do not need a fishing license if you are: