Delaware River Fly Fishing

The 36th most popular fly fishing river in Pennsylvania.

Northeast of Scranton near Hancock NY, the upper Delaware River is known for its world class wild brown trout, brook trout and rainbow trout. Most fish range from 15 to 18 inches in length. Many fly fishermen flock to the town of Hancock where there is the confluence with the East Branch (drift boating) and West Branch (wading). These branches have cool water all year round. The tailwater from Cannonsville reservoir (West Branch) and Pepacton reservoir (East Branch) provide cold water for excellent year round fishing.

For the most part, the river access is a big problem since most of the shores are private land. There are a few public access points on SR191 (on the PA side), and on SR97 (on the NY side).

Overall, Delaware River is the 36th most popular fly fishing river of all 49 fly fishing spots in Pennsylvania.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA; Delaware County Tourism (607) 746-2281; Hancock Tourism (607) 637-4756; AA Outfitters (800) 443-8119; Two Dogs Outfitters (315) 564-6366.

Recommended Book:  "Pennsylvania Hatches Pocket Guide" from Paul Weamer

Best Season:  May - Aug

Luxury Loding:  West Branch Angler Resort

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fish.state.pa.us/

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Date Updated:  7/12/2016

ID:  19635

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