Towns all around Sullivan County are gearing up for the start of fishing season, which launches statewide on Wednesday, April 1st. Once more, the angling spotlight will be on our renowned rivers, lakes, and ponds. Businesses and organizations from Wurtsboro to Roscoe also consider this the start of the annual tourist season, which, like fishing season, stretches into October.
The mighty Delaware River challenges anglers with its East and West Branches, as well as the Main Stem. Calmer waters await at the Pepacton and Cannonsville Reservoirs, Big Pond, Little Pond, Lake Waneta, Crystal Lake, Alder Lake, and Mongaup Lake. Just outside of Roscoe, the world-renowned Beaverkill River and Willowemoc Creek meet at the legendary Junction Pool.
Roscoe, known nationwide as Trout Town USA, is the capital of all things angling. The town will host its First Cast on Saturday, April 11th. This Trout Season Opening Ceremony will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Junction Pool, with the season’s “first cast” at 7:45 a.m. Roscoe welcomes guest celebrity first caster Charles Degliomini, Executive Vice President of Empire Resorts, Inc., to Roscoe for the occasion. A meet and greet opportunity will follow.
Done fishing? There is still plenty to do across the county. Food and drink take center stage in the county’s many restaurants, cafés, breweries, and distilleries. The New York wine trail runs through Sullivan County as well. Keep your focus outdoors with hiking, rafting, kayaking, and tubing, or head inside to browse one of the myriad shops offering everything from locally produced artisan goods to antiques.