New NYS fishing rules go into effect on 4/1

State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced Friday that new freshwater fishing regulations in New York will go into effect on April 1st.Highlights of the final changes that will appear in the 2015-16 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide include…- Increasing the minimum size limit for walleye at Honeoye Lake from 15 to 18 inches.- Exempting Old Seneca Lake Inlet from the Finger Lakes tributary regulations.- Reinstating the prohibition on large landing nets (nets larger than 50 inches or with a handle longer than 20 inches) for Finger Lakes tributaries except for sections that are specifically identified.Learn more at the DEC website’s fishing section here.The 2015-16 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide which will be available at all license sales vendors in March.

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