Brook trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout are all regulated fishing species in the state of New York. Ice fishing is not allowed unless by special permission. The daily limit for these species and their hybrids is five fish with no length limit if fishing in Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, and Lake Champlain tributaries, and tidal stream reaches.
You are required to possess a New York fishing license if you are older than sixteen years of age fishing in New York state. A New York fishing license can be purchased online at the New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s Automated Licensing System’s website.