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NY/NJ Fishing Licenses - Clarification

By Kyle Ondrey - 04/07/2011 - Short URL: http://bit.ly/hEF14b - Views: 55430

With all of the news surrounding the fishing licenses recently there has certainly been some confusion and lots of questions as to how everything will be working out. I sent an email to Jim Hutchinson of the RFA and the NYSF and he helped me clarify a few questions that we have been receiving that I also didn’t have the answers for.

New York and New Jersey both have free Registry’s.

  • If you purchased a lifetime license you will be refunded
  • If you have an HMS permit, you are personally REGISTERED.
  • If you bought a NY saltwater fishing license already in 2011, you are REGISTERED.
  • If you fish in NY & NJ, you need to REGISTER – one registration in either state is fine and satisfies the federal requirement.
  • If you register in NJ, you’re fine to fish in NY – if you register in NY, you’re fine to fish in NJ too.

If none of these answered your questions about the licenses please send us a message.

Kyle Ondrey
Senior Writer/Director of Marketing - Northeast Angling
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