New York City Fly Fishing Charters

New York City Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in New York City

New York City: 21 fishing charters available
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New York City
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trips from US $700
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(54 reviews)
New York City
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trips from US $150
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(8 reviews)
Jersey City
trips from US $490
Hoboken
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trips from US $900
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Middletown Township
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trips from US $440
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Old Bridge Township
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trips from US $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(27 reviews)
South Amboy
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trips from US $850

Fly Fishing in New York City

Has the daily grind got you down? Do you need to get out into nature and drop a line into breathtaking waters? Well, you’ll be surprised to know that the fly fishing in New York is pretty incredible and well worth exploring. Once you’re there, you won’t need to go far to find fish. Even Central Park has a healthy catch-and-release fishery that’s perfect for beginners to practice in. 
 
There are also countless lakes, rivers, and ponds to wet a line in. Whether you have decades of fishing experience or simply want to try the sport, there’s a body of water that will suit you perfectly. New York fly fishing redefines the idea of urban angling! 
 

What to Expect

Trip lengths vary depending on where you fish. When travel time is minimum, a 4–5-hour trip is plenty of time for fly fishing. When the bite is slower in summer, you’ll need more time on the water to really make the most of it.
 
Some of the best Trout fishing can be found in the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley. This is the place where fly fishing in America was born, after all! Wading is popular here, but you can also fish aboard smaller drift boats or even 25’ walkarounds, depending on which waters, in particular, you’re fishing. 
 
Lake Ontario and Lake Erie are also accessible from New York State. Lake Ontario is one of the best places for Salmon fishing, as you can find Atlantic, Coho, and Chinook here, as well as Lake, Brown, and Rainbow Trout.
 
Throughout New York, April, May, and June are some of the most productive months for fly fishing. There are plenty of species to target, including Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Brown and Rainbow Trout, Walleye, and Musky. The summer months are best for dry fly fishing.
 
Let’s not forget about the saltwater opportunities, too. Saltwater fly fishing is also popular out of New York City. You can head out of Montauk or fish Jamaica Bay on a four-hour or eight-hour trip. You’ll be targeting False Albacore, Striped Bass, Weakfish, and Bluefish. These trips are better suited to anglers with more experience. Trips aboard a center console boat will get you to the fishing grounds quickly and you’ll have enough room to cast all around the vessel. 
 

How to Prepare

When fishing in freshwater, everyone in your group over 16 will need a fishing license. There may also be a small fee on some lakes and rivers, especially in country parks. Always check the limit and size regulations, as well as what gear can be used on that body of water.
 
If you’re fishing in saltwater, you won’t need a license but must enroll in the Maritime Fishing Agency (free of charge). 
 
Fly fishing guides usually provide rods and reels. If heading out by yourself, you’ll need a 9’ 5 wt rod to get you started. Once you’ve got your rod, all that’s left to do is grab your polarized sunglasses, bug repellant, sunscreen, and waders. 
 
Enjoy your time fly fishing in New York this season!
New York City
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,542 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in New York City

Dress warm in layers! Be prepared to catch a lot of fish! Bluefish fight hard!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm in layers! Be prepared to catch a lot of fish! Bluefish fight hard!
J Rod3 Charters
J Rod3 Charters
Very good for what you get, a fee hidden costs but avoidable if you bring your own gear
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Very good for what you get, a fee hidden costs but avoidable if you bring your own gear
Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star
Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star
Don’t hesitate to piss before boarding boat if you’re a woman. Bring a hoodie if you get cold easily
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t hesitate to piss before boarding boat if you’re a woman. Bring a hoodie if you get cold easily
Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff
Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff Valley Stream, New York
Great family day out - our captain was great showing the kids how to fish - they were thrilled!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great family day out - our captain was great showing the kids how to fish - they were thrilled!
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters Ossining, NY
Great , fishing community, welcomes and enjoys newbies. All are welcome and appreciated
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great , fishing community, welcomes and enjoys newbies. All are welcome and appreciated
Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star
Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star Schenectady, NY
Have fun! The fish really want to bite so give them a chance to hook themselves.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fun! The fish really want to bite so give them a chance to hook themselves.
Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff
Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff Los Angeles, CA
I would recommend finding someone who is good with beginners. Getting tips and tricks really did help!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend finding someone who is good with beginners. Getting tips and tricks really did help!
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters New York, NY
Book a trip with Captain Mike on Never Enuff fishing charter! The black fish were biting all day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Captain Mike on Never Enuff fishing charter! The black fish were biting all day!
Never Enuff Express - 46'
Never Enuff Express - 46' Cortlandt Manor, New York

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