Guided Fishing

Guided fISHING AND wADING

Hi, Jay Engel here, D.E.C. Licensed Fresh and Saltwater Fly Rod Guide. Check out this page for information on guided fishing in both fresh and salt water. I also offer canoe trips in the Long Island sound. I mostly fish fly rods, but on occasion I use surf sticks when on the salt.

Beginning in Spring 2021 (April 1st) I’ll have a D.E.C. approved row boat, seating 3-4 people, on one of the reservoirs in New York, primarily in Westchester County. I’ll provide a short lesson prior to going out on the boat, so don’t worry if you’ve never handled a fly rod. We’ll concentrate on warm water fish species, like small and largemouth bass, trout, and panfish. I also guide on wade-in trips, normally a few hours on several nearby streams.

If you consider yourself an “Ol- Salt”, I can be found surfcast guiding on the South Shore of Long Island–usually at ocean beaches from Southampton to Montauk. The prime season is May 1st to November 30th.

Please bring with you: appropriate clothing, waders (if you have), food and water, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, medication if needed, and if the session is in salt water, the 2021 DEC permit. Fly rods and gear are provided so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm and a snack.

COIVD-19 Note: Please bring hand sanitizer and a mask or face covering which should be worn within 6 feet of others. All rods and equipment will be thoroughly cleaned before and after the session.

Please note that for salt water trips, you must bring a 2021 New York Marine & Costal District Waters Registry Permit. This is free on the New York DEC website, and can be accessed here.

See below for more details and rates.

fRESH wATER Fishing

The outing will kick off with a 30 minute fly casting lesson on dry land, followed up by two hours of casting from the boat. These lessons will take place on a reservoir in Westchester County, or greater New York.

Alternatively, if you prefer to remain on land, I offer 3-hour wade-in fishing lessons on local streams.

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

Surf Fishing

Interested in surf fishing? Come join me for a 3 hour guided surf fishing session along the South Shore of Long Island, or at Montauk Point.

Please note that for salt water trips, you must bring a 2021 New York Marine & Costal District Waters Registry Permit. This is free on the New York DEC website, and can be accessed here.

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

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

CANOE FLY FISHING

I also offer a 3 hour 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.

Please note that for salt water trips, you must bring a 2021 New York Marine & Costal District Waters Registry Permit. This is free on the New York DEC website, and can be accessed here.

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.

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