When your hobby has you hooked

You can’t really explain it but there is something about fishing and the anticipation as you near the water that makes it more of a passion than anything else. If you’re a fisherman you might be trying to come up with the perfect reason for why you fish, but we have three reasons you should fish in Allegany County:

  • 25 official locations that include, lake, pond, river and creek environments. Whether you cast from the shore, knee deep or in a kayak there is a spot for you. Also take advantage of year-round action at several locations along the Genesee River.
  • Unmatched variety of indigenous fish is only enhanced by stocked areas that feature brown trout, rainbow trout, perch and bass to name a few.
  • Wellsville Annual Trout Derby with hundreds of fish and over $25,000 in guaranteed prizes.

Bonus: Find your perfect spot before you go with our public county fishing maps