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Fishing on the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

Fishing on the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

Fishing is allowed anywhere on the Delaware River within the boundaries of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River except from automobile bridges. No special permit is required from the National Park Service. However, New York and Pennsylvania fishing regulations and licensing apply. Since the river is the border of both states, those 16 and older who are fishing within the park must have the proper New York or Pennsylvania fishing license, and such license is good regardless of the person’s physical location on the river. New Jersey licenses are not valid.

Fish in the Upper Delaware River include brook, brown, and rainbow trout; American shad; large- and smallmouth black bass; walleye; striped bass; musky, and American eel.

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Last updated on August 14, 2023
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