Fishing is permitted on this area under statewide regulations, except special restrictions may apply to methods, hours, seasons, and limits when fishing in the Trout Park.
A valid area daily trout fishing tag is required for all fishermen in trout parks.
Fishing is permitted only on designated waters during posted hours in Trout Parks.
No person shall continue to fish for any species of fish in the Trout Park after having 4 trout in possession.
On a designated portion of the Trout Park, only catch and release trout fishing is permitted. All fish must be returned to the water unharmed immediately after being caught and fish may not be possessed in this catch and release area.
During the catch and release season, fishing at Bennett Spring State Park, Montauk State park, and Roaring River State park is permitted only on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday during designated hours.
All fish must be returned to the water unharmed immediately after being caught during the Catch and Release Season in trout parks.
In trout parks, the following methods restrictions apply: only pole and line methods may be used and no more than one pole and line may be used by any person at any time. Gigging, snaring, snagging, and the taking of live bait are prohibited. Flies, artificial lures, unscented soft plastic baits and natural and scented baits may be used, except in waters posted as restricted to specific baits or lures. In locations designated as catch and release areas and in all waters open to fishing during the catch and release season, only flies may be used. The use of any foods to attract fish, except when placed on a hook, is prohibited.
The following methods regulations apply in streams outside the boundary of the Trout Park (Except in Waters designated as Blue Ribbon or Red Ribbon Trout Areas): no more than three (3) unlabeled poles may be used; trotlines, throwlines, limb lines, bank lines and jug lines may be used but no more than 33 hooks may be used at any time; hooks on trotlines must be staged 2 feet apart; hooks and lines must be attended every 24 hours or removed. Unanchored jug lines must be personally attended at all times. Gig, bow, atlatl, snagging, snaring or grabbing may be used to take fish that are not game fish or endangered species in streams during the statewide seasons.
In waters outside the boundary of the trout park designated as a blue ribbon trout area, fish may be taken by all prescribed methods except gig, atlatl, crossbow and bow. Fish taken by these methods may not be possessed on these waters or banks thereof. In addition, only flies and artificial lures may be used in this area . The use of soft plastic baits, natural baits, and scented baits are specifically prohibited.
All fish that are not released unharmed immediately after being caught are included in an angler's daily limit. Anglers may not possess more than the daily limit of any species of fish on the waters or banks of any body of water where the limit applies.
Anglers may not possess any fish that is less than the specified minimum length limit on the waters, banks or area where the length limit applies.
The use of shoes, boots, or waders with porous soles incorporating or having felt, matted, or woven fibrous materials is prohibited.