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Fisheries Section

The Fisheries Section works to enhance and protect Delaware’s fish and aquatic resources and habitats.
There are abundant fishing areas in the state; dozens of warm water ponds. streams, marshes, swamps and two
ponds stocked seasonally with trout.

Delaware also offers 22 fishing and boating sites providing access to vast populations of striped bass, summer
flounder and black drum, as well as 11 artificial reef sites, which host and can teem with black sea bass, tautog
and other species.

This page directs you to specific information – from fishing and boat licenses, access areas and trout maps, to
key fisheries and aquatic resources, and conservation and education initiatives, including DNREC's Aquatic
Resources Education Center and the state Trout Stamp program. 

Click on the image below for the online version of the 2014 Delaware Fishing Guide.

Latest News & Events 

Click here for more recreational fishing information

2014 Delaware Fishing Guide
New in the Fishing Guide for 2014:

 - Updated Black Sea Bass Regulations
.

 - Online Largemouth Bass Tag Reporting.

 - Statewide Black Drum Regulations.

 - Bowfishing for Tidal Water Invasive.

 

ADVISORY: If you purchased a Delaware fishing license (with the exception of the Non-Resident Boat Fishing License) your FIN number was automatically generated and appears on your license, with no further FIN registration necessary.

 

        Click here to see where your licenses dollars go. 

More Recreational Fishing Info


 

 

Fisheries Biologist Cathy Martin, with a 6.5 lb largemouth bass taken by electrofisher in Broad Creek on the Nanticoke River

Fisheries Biologist Cathy Martin, with a 6.5 lb largemouth bass taken by electrofisher in Broad Creek on the Nanticoke River.

Sportfish Restoration Logo

This program is authorized with State fish and wildlife agencies for sport fish management, boating access and aquatic resource education.

 

 

Clcik here for more commercial fishing information

Click for Fish & Wildlife Enforcement page

Click for information on boater safety

 

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