Delaware River Water Trail

Over 190 miles of adventures for paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts

Boating and Fishing Regulations

  1. Reciprocal license agreements apply to interstate waters for boating and fishing.
  2. A valid fishing license is needed for the state where you intend to fish, when fishing from shore or wading off shore.
  3. Be sure to obtain specific boating and fishing regulations from the appropriate state agency sources.
  4. Valid boat and personal water craft registration is required as in any waterway.


To find out more about Pennsylvania requirements, contact:
PA Fish and Boat


To find out about New Jersey requirements, contact:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife
New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission
New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau


To find out more about New York requirements, contact:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NY State Parks