Early season fishermen will be hitting the shore and looking for their first catch of the season. The first day of trout season across New York State began April 1. After the long and bitterly cold winter we experienced there is no doubt that the anglers of the Hudson Valley are itching to get out there and fish.

If you want to get out there too, don’t forget to get your fishing license first. Anybody who is 16 years or older can purchase a fishing license from some local bait and tackle shops or from your towns license and permit office. You can also get your license online and print it out here.

The license will cost you $25 this season but will bring you a priceless amount of fun on the water.

Here is a list of places you can get your fishing license:

Dutchess County

Wal-Mart Supercenter
26 W Merritt Blvd, Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 896-8192

Orvis Sandanona
3047 Sharon Tpke, Millbrook, NY 12545
(845) 677-9701

Dick’s Sporting Goods
2001 South Rd, Poughkeepsie Galleria, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 297-4767

K-Mart
61 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 471-9300

Northern Dutchess Archery
7375 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571
(845) 758-3651

Orange County

O&H Bait Shop
209 Meadow Avenue, Chester, NY 10918
(845) 469-2566

O’Dells Mini Mart
1015 Rte 209, Cuddelbackville, NY 12729
(845) 754-7541

Bob Lounsbury Sporting Goods
102-104 North St, Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 343-8678

Dick’s Sporting Goods
1 North Galleria Dr, Suite 132, Middletown, NY 10941
(845) 692-5035

Wal-Mart
470 Rte 211 E, Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 342-0222

Wal-Mart
1201 Rte 300, Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 567-6007

Belsten Hardware and Supply
10 Wallace Street, Otisville, NY (845) 386-3343
(845) 386-3343

Kasey’s Cast-A- Way
102 Schoolhouse Rd, Port Jervis, NY 12771
(845) 858-2001

J’s Mobil
1 Kingston Ave, Port Jervis, NY 12771
(845) 856-2486

Price Slashers
41 Front Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771
(845) 858-4990

Trading Post Deli
3 Jasmine Drive, Port Jervis, NY 12771
(845) 672-3614

Thruway Sporting Goods
78 Oak St, Walden, NY 12586
(845) 778-1400

Putnam County

Big Wave Sport and Tackle
441 Rte 6, Mahopac, NY 10541
(845) 803-8360

Ulster County

Dick’s Sporting Goods
1300 Ulster Ave Hudson Valley Mall Suite 127, Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 382-2151

Gander Mountain
705 Frank Sottile Blvd, Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 382-2500

Wal-Mart
601 Frank Sottile Blvd, Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 336-4159

Olive’s Country Store and Café
3110 Rte 28 Shokan Square, Shokan, NY 12481
(845) 657-8959

Westchester County

Cougar Sports Inc.
917 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley, NY 10502
(914) 693-8877

Sportsmen USA
3251 Albany Post Rd, Buchanan, NY 10511
(914) 930-7555

Extreme Archery
801 E Boston Post Rd, Mamoroneck, NY 10543
(914) 777-7500

Wal-Mart
3133 E Main St, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(914) 526-1100

Mt. Vernon Shooting Center
174 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10550
(914) 664-6611

Dick’s Sporting Goods
1 Maple Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 328-3487