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Fish the Catskills

General Fishing Information

Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Lakes & Reservoirs Access Table

Streams, Creeks and Marshes Access Table

Daily Report on Fishing Conditions

Fish Stocking

Fishing Services

NYS Licensed Fishing Guides

Bait & Tackle Shops

Fishing Education

Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum

Sportsmens Den 

27 Lower Main St. Callicoon, NY 12723 (845) 887-4800

A small country sporting goods shop offering NY State fishing licenses, fishing poles, live bait and plastic fishing lures, fly fishing supplies.

Also available Guns, ammunition & archery supplies.

Located just five miles from Lake Jeff Cottage and 6 miles from the Delaware River.


Trout Fishing / Fly Fishing

"Ice-Out" in the Catskills means FISHING! Every April 1st (NYS Trout Opening Day) the Fly Fisherman head for the Trout streams of the Catskills. The next rock, or the next cut could hold a just released hatchery fish, or the Trout of a lifetime. Jeffersonville is bordered by Callicoon Creek which, including it's East and North branches, will be stocked with over 6,000 Brown Trout this year (2015).

To the south of us is the Neversink River which will be stocked with over 8,000 Brown Trout this year (2015).


Located just 15 minutes North of Lake Jeff cottage is the town of Roscoe a.k.a. "Trout Town USA" where the Willowemoc and Beaverkill meet. These waters are famous among East Coast Fly Fisherman. Combined these 2 rivers will receive over 20,000 brown trout to compliment the native rainbows.

Trout Town Adventures & Guide Service

Come and meet Phil and Dave Eggleton, a father-son guide team located in Roscoe, N.Y. Phil and Dave are both NYS certified guides. The guide services that they are certified in are boating/canoeing, hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing. The season is here, so call or e-mail to book your trip now. We are now offering drift boat trips as well as wading.

845-665-9521 or 665-2079 


Baxter House River Outfitters & Guide Service

Sullivan County

Fly fishing guide service, full service fly shop and drift boat adventures. Fishing flies tied on premises. Rods, reels, waders and gift items also available.

Open Apr-Nov.

2012 Old Route 17, Roscoe, NY 12776



Roscoe Little Store

Sullivan County

Oldest sporting goods/variety store in Sullivan County. Hunting & fishing licenses, tackle, live bait, Rocky & Minnetonka footwear, archery shop, muzzle loading/rifles, ammo, specialty gifts, toys, books, clothing, camping gear, etc. Open YR; Sun-Thur 9am-5:30pm and Fri-Sat 8am-9pm. Extended hours during summer, and during fishing & hunting seasons.

59 Stewart Ave. Roscoe, NY 12776



Catskill Flies

Sullivan County

Premier fly fishing store with the finest in gear by Simms, Sage, Patagonia & Columbia sportswear. Licenses issued. All guides are fully licensed & insured on all Catskill rivers. Rental gear available. Both float & wade trips available. Open daily Mar-Dec and Thurs-Mon in Jan & Feb.

6 Stewart Ave. Roscoe, NY 12776



Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum

The CFFCM is the world’s largest center dedicated to the fly fishing community. The CFFCM is also home to the Wulff Arts & Cultural Gallery, the Catskill Bamboo Rodmakers Workshop & Heritage Crafts Center featuring the arts & crafts of the angler, the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, the Catskill Legends and more. Birthplace of American fly fishing. Open YR: Spring-Fall daily 10am-4:30pm; Winter Wed-Sat 10am-4pm.

1031 Old Rt. 17, Livingston Manor Livingston Manor, NY 12758

Handicapped, Groups



White Lake Fishing 

Fish: Rock Bass Pickerel Crappie Largemouth Bass Bullhead Brown Trout Perch Pumpkinseed Sunfish Lake Trout Bream Bluegill Sucker

Access: Public 

Fishing License: Required 


Lake Superior State Park

State park operated by Sullivan County features beach, swimming, boating & boat rentals, fishing, volleyball, playground, picnic tables & grills, picnic pavilions (fee), food concession stand, and bath house with shower. Season pass and group rates available. Groups more than 20 persons require a park permit. Park is open dawn to dusk YR. Beach operates weekends Memorial Day weekend-June and daily July-Labor Day 9am-7pm. Open Memorial Day weekend-June and daily July-Labor Day 9am-7pm.

342 Dr. Duggan Rd., Bethel Bethel, NY 12720

Handicapped, Groups



Livingston Manor Covered Bridge Park

Sullivan County

Scenic historic covered bridge built in 1860 has picnic tables and grills, and picnic pavilion (fee). Fishing available. Free admission. Groups of 20 or more require a park permit. Open YR 8am-dusk.

Covered Bridge Rd Town Rd. 39, Livingston Manor Livingston Manor, NY 12758

Handicapped, Groups



Stone Arch Bridge Historical Park

Sullivan County

A scenic three arched stone bridge with reflecting pool, fishing, picnic tables with grills, playground and restrooms. Ideal for wedding photos. Groups over 25 need a park permit. Open daily YR 8am-dusk.

Rte. 52 & 52A Kenoza Lake, NY 12750

845-794-3000 ext 5002


Town Of Liberty, Hanofee Park

Sullivan County

A family oriented public park with an Olympic size outdoor pool, playground, lake, row boats, fishing, walking trails, tennis courts, basketball court, sand volley ball, picnic areas & much more. Open daily May 1-Sept 30; 8 am-dusk.

136 Sunset Lake Rd. Liberty, NY 12754

Handicapped, Groups



Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River

Sullivan County

The Delaware River offers some of the finest recreational opportunities in the northeastern United States. Sightseeing, boating and fishing are some of the areas popular activities. Public fishing and boating accesses are provided, although most land along the river is privately owned. Wintering bald eagles are among the wildlife that may be seen here.

Narrowsburg NY 12764

Handicapped, Groups



Morningside Park

Sullivan County

Camping, rowboats, boat docks, fishing, pool, bath house. Ball fields, picnic, playgrounds, hiking, refreshment concession.

South Fallsburg, NY 12779



Neversink Reservoir

Open to canoes, kayaks and sailboats, as well as rowboats for fishing – open Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

Neversink Reservoir Unique Area  

This is a great little river to explore by tube or kayak. Best enjoyed early in the summer when the river is at its highest. This untouched and highly protected place truly is a “unique area.”


Beaverkill River

This is a great little river to explore by tube or kayak. Best enjoyed early in the summer when the river is at its highest. This untouched and highly protected place truly is a “unique area.”


Deleware River

With shad, smallmouth bass, and walleye for fishing enthusiasts to enjoy, the Delaware River is a great place to spend a day of angling. Or head out for kayaking, rafting, or canoeing on some of the many river trips offered along its banks. **Located just 11 from Lake Jeff Cottage


Basha Kill Wildlife Area

The Basherkill Fishing Platform allows casting access right at the water control structure for the "Basha Kill" wetland, where it flows into the Basher Kill (stream).

The Basha Kill contains largemouth bass, chain pickerel, panfish, and bowfin. Seasonally, gizzard shad have been found in the Basha Kill, schools of them have been observed at this location in the past.


Crystal Lake Wild Forrest

The lake, which DEC manages for brook trout, is very popular for fishing. There is a boat launching area for car top or trailored boats.

Visitors to the Crystal Lake Wild Forest should be properly prepared and equipped for a remote, wildlands experience. Visitors should expect to assume a high degree of responsibility for their own welfare and for environmentally sound use of the area


Ice fishing sullivan county

This table provides location, fish species and regulation information for popular ice fishing waters in Sullivan County. That said, many nice fish have been caught on Lake Jeff. 

Fly fishing options in the Catskills
Fresh water fishing in the Catskill Mountains

Baxter House River Outfitters & Guide Service

Hire a fly fishing guide in the Catskills

Trout Town Adventures & Guide Services

Vist Lake Jeff Cottage and enjoy fly fising in the Catskills

Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum

Rainbow trout fising in the Catskill Mountains

You'll find public asscess to lakes, streams & rivers

Bass fishing from the shore at Lake Jeff Cottage

You don't have to leave Lake Jeff cottage to catch a great bass. This bass was caught from the private dock right downstairs from the cottage.

Trout Town USA Fly fisning guides available nearby

Bring your rods and fish the Delaware River

Family fishing at Lake Jeff Cottage

Father and Son team cathching fish while on vacation at Lake Jeff cottage.  Walk right down to the lake and cast.  Fish on!

Bass fishing and trout fishing in the Catskills

Grab your rods and unwind with some

fishing in the Catskills.


Fish On!

As you can see there's great fishing in Sullivan County Catskills. Plan for a great day on the water! 

Winter Ice Fishing at Lake Jeff Cottage

Ice Fishing on Lake Jeff

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