Near Rowland, the Lackawaxen River offer fly fishermen bountiful rainbow trout and wild brown trout. Possibly the best tailwater fishery in Pennsylvania. The fly fishing on the Lackawaxen River is known for its big, challenging 16+ inch trout.
The Lackawaxen River begins at the tailwater of Prompton Lake and runs downstream 30 miles passing Honesdale and Hawley on the way to the Delaware River confluence. This is a large river characterized by swift pools, short riffles and some pocket water. There are both wild trout and stocked trout in the Lackawaxen River.
The cold-water upper Lackawaxen section is above the Dyberry Creek confluence near Honesdale. This section is accessible by SR6. The middle section from Honesdale to Hawley has favorable water temperatures throughout the posted open season.
The best fly fishing on the Lackawaxen River is in the Spring each year, with May being the peak. May is known for its caddis, mayfly and stonefly hatches.
Overall, Lackawaxen River is the 5th most popular fly fishing river of all 49 fly fishing spots in Pennsylvania.