New England Recreational Fishing Guide


Our State's fisheries are a community-owned resource. We all have a responsibility to protect and safeguard this natural asset for present and future generations.

Fishing regulations are in place to protect and conserve our fish stocks and aquatic habitats to ensure that fishing activities remain sustainable.

The New England district boasts a tremendous variety of waterways from which to choose. Situated on the New England Tablelands and north-west slopes and plains, the waterways range from large dams and fast running mountain streams to slower western and eastern flowing rivers.

This publication provides valuable information on fishing in the New England district including:

  • closures
  • maps
  • fishing rules
  • catch & release
  • fishing seasons


Published: Aug 2018