Guided fISHING

Jay Engel is a D.E.C. Licensed Fresh and Saltwater Fly Fishing Guide. Check out this page for information on guided fishing in both fresh and salt water. Canoe trips on the Long Island sound are also offered.

On the Reservoir

Jay offers a D.E.C. approved row boat on the New Croton Reservoir. The boat has capacity for 3-4 people. Don’t worry if you’ve never handled a fly rod, short lessons are provided prior to getting out on the water. Lessons can concentrate on warm water fish species, like small and largemouth bass, trout, and panfish.

On the Stream

Jay also guides wade-in trips. If you’re in search of trout, take advantage of the many streams and rivers in Westchester County. These guided trips can last 2 or more hours and transportation can be arranged.

On the Ocean

If you consider yourself an “Ol- Salt”, Jay can be found surf fishing on the South Shore of Long Island, usually at ocean beaches from Southampton to Montauk. The prime season is May 1st to November 30th. Both fly rods and surf sticks can be used when fishing on the ocean.

Jay also offers a fly fishing canoe trip along the Long Island Sound, launching from Sag Harbor, NY. This is a chance to view some great seaside scenery and catch fish local to the Sag Harbor area.

Note, for salt water trips only, you can obtain a New York Marine & Costal District Waters Registry Permit. This is free on the New York DEC website, and can be accessed here.

Fly rods and gear are provided, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm. See below for more details and rates.

fRESH wATER Fishing

The rates below are for both rowboat and wade-in guided trips.

Rates: $200 for 1 person, $300 for 2 people

Surf Fishing

The rates below are for surf fishing in Eastern Long Island.

Hamptons Beach Rates: $200 for 1 person, $300 for 2 people

Montauk Point Rates: $300 for 1 person, $350 for 2 people


The rates below are for a canoe fly fishing trip in eastern Long Island.

Rates: $150 for 1 person, $200 for 2 people

Please note, a 50% deposit is required prior to all sessions. Refunds will be offered in full up to 10 days before the lesson, after which the deposit will be forfeited.

Please also keep in mind that weather conditions may lead to trip / lesson cancellations. Rescheduled lessons and trips will be accommodated.