East Branch Delaware River Fly Fishing

The 21st most popular fly fishing river in New York.

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Northwest of Poughkeepsie near Hancock, the East Branch of the Delaware River is best known as an excellent tailwater fishery below Pepacton reservoir.

The upper section is about 8 miles long from the headwaters at Wawaka Lake in Halcottsville to the Pepacton reservoir. You can expect to find most fish are less than a foot long. There is about 5 miles of public fishing access.

The lower section is about 33 miles from the dam down to the confluence with the main Delaware River. This section of the East Branch of the Delaware River for fly fishing is the most popular year-round fishery. It is typically 75 to 200 feet wide.

Overall, East Branch Delaware River is the 21st most popular fly fishing river of all 32 fly fishing spots in New York. Several of the better fly fishing rivers are nearby East Branch Delaware River including Esopus Creek, Neversink River, West Branch Delaware River, Willowemoc Creek, Beaver Kill River and Delaware River.


Local Contact(s):  Delaware County Tourism (607) 746-2281; Hancock Tourism (607) 637-4756; NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS.

Recommended Book:  "Flyfishers Guide To New York" from Eric Newman

Best Season:  May - Aug

Reference Source:  click here http://www.dec.ny.gov/

Article Source:   Best East Branch Delaware River Fly Fishing Review https://www.myriverguide.com/?id=20562

GPS:  41.951256, -75.243731

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  4/16/2017

ID:  20562

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