• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Fishing…, 2014 Fishing License Changes

    Posted on April 2nd, 2014 admin No comments


    Salmon and Trout Fishing on Lake Ontario, July 4th at the Oswego Harbor Lighthouse

    It’s a rarity in this day and age for the cost of anything to go down or for a regulation to change for the better, but that’s what happened to New York State fishing licenses.  Here is a summary of changes and fishing license fees you’ll be able to take advantage of this season.

    New Fishing License Year – Annual licenses are now valid for one full year from date of purchase  Instead of fishing licenses being valid from Oct. 1 thru Sept. 30, as in the past, your fishing license is now valid for one full year after purchase.  In the past, if you fished with Fish Doctor Charters on, say, July 1st and August 30, 2013, you would have had to purchase an annual license for ___  and it would have been good only thru Sept. 30, 2013.  With the change in licensing, if you fish the same dates in 2014, the annual license you purchase  on July 1, will be valid thru June 30, 2015, giving you 9 additional months to fish. 

    Annual Fishing License  – Resident and nonresident fishing license fees have been reduced.  “Juniors” from 16 to 69 will pay $25 and seniors, only $5.  An annual nonresident license is now $50.

    1-day Fishing  License Fee  – Many Fish Doctor Anglers fish only one trip each season and purchase a 1-day license.  The cost of that license, which was $15 for non residents and ___ for residents  in, 2013, has been reduced to $10 for nonresidents and $5 for residents

    Resident Senior Annual Fishing License – Now only $5, this fee was reduced from ____ in 2013.  

    General Fishing Licenses(effective 2/1/14)


    Resident Fee

    Nonresident Fee


    $25 (ages 16-69)


    $5 (ages 70+)







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