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Outdoor Recreation / Fishing

The Great Western Catskills has long been an outdoor sports and adventure destination! With our lush valleys, crystal-clear waters and dramatic high peaks, Delaware County offers visitors amazing views with equally incredible experiences. Whether you’re seeking the challenge of downhill skiing, snowboarding and tubing; the tranquility of a leisurely walk through fields and forests or a steep trek; hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, extreme mountain biking, or miles of country roads for the biking enthusiast; the Great Western Catskills provides visitors with places to experience all of the great outdoors during any season! Enjoy the wildlife and fall in love with the breathtaking views.

  • Al's Sport Store

    A fishing store and a whole lot more, Al's Sport Store provides services from gear rental to guided fishing trips. You can rent all the gear you might need for any adventure from paddles and life vests to roof pads and straps to tie down the canoe. Delivery and pickup service can be arranged. Guided fishing trips are available and you can stay in The Downsville Motel right next door to the store if you're traveling from out of town. 

    6964 River Road
    Downsville 13755
    Al Carpenter
    Phone: 607-363-7740
  • Border Water Outfitters

    Located near the junction of the East and West branches of the Delaware River - our guides will help you find the right type of water for your fishing skills. BWO is a place where anglers gather to get the latest river & hatch information, exchange stories, meet friends and get the equipment needed for a successful day on the famed waters of the Upper Delaware & Catskill Rivers.

    159 East Main Street
    Hancock 13783
    Phone: 607-637-4296
  • Brophy Estates Riverview/Lakeview Estates

    Experience all of nature’s luxuries while staying at RiverView Estate by Brophy. Built in 1996, this ethereal mountain and grassland retreat will take you away and captivate your soul while nestling amidst lush gardens, shimmering pools, and cascading waterfalls. Owner Gale Brophy brings you RiverView Estate--her distinguished signature resort overlooking romantic wilderness and exquisite scenic river and valley views.

    1650 Bodoit Road
    Fishs Eddy 13774
    Gale Brophy
    Phone: 607-206-0969
  • Buck Horn Lodge & Cottages

    A "Fisherman's Paradise" and a great location for relaxation and family reunions. Located on the East Branch of the Delaware River. Offering one and two bedroom cottages. Enjoy hiking, fishing, eagle watching, boating and canoeing. Call for more information.

    1577 State Highway 30
    East Branch 13756
    Carolyn Lewis
    Phone: 607-363-7432
  • Catskill Outdoor Adventures

    Are you looking to catch that trophy trout, to bag a wild turkey or to explore New York's fabulous outdoor adventure lands?  Charles "Sonny" Somelofski has the skills and experience to ensure your next outdoor adventure exceeds all your expectations.

    P. O. Box 497
    Margaretville 12455
  • Del-Sports

    Since 1965, Del's has been carrying all brands of new & used guns, firearms, and ammunition. Specializing in riflescopes and mounts, gunsmithing & repair. Factory Direct Dealer for Benelli, Beretta, Browning, Glock, Franchi, Sako, Sigarms, Stoeger, Leica & Zeiss. Also in stock are trout flies and fly fishing tackle.

    817 Main Street
    Margaretville 12455
    David Boudin
    Phone: 845-586-4103
  • East Branch Outfitters

    Private access to the East Branch of the Delaware is just a few steps away.  Superb early and late season wild rainbow and brown trout fishing with abundant hatches and summer smallmouth bass bring our angling guests the pleasures of an historic Catskill fly fishing experience. The house, built in 1863 is accented by a knotty pine living room and diverse library. Each of our rooms offers a quiet, peaceful, modestly set decor with that special woman's touch. Our cozy eat-in kitchen with a large window brings the great outdoors into your morning.  It is a common occurrence to see multiple Bald Eagles effortlessly gliding up the river valley during a sit-down at the common table.

    1471 Peas Eddy Road
    Hancock 13783
    Phone: 607-637-5451
  • Endreson's Guide Service

    Captain John is an energetic and enthusiastic guide who has the willingness to take his time to share his own fishing tactics, techniques and know-how’s  as well as his knowledge of the river so he can provide his clients with the finest and most productive fishing experience.  Whether his client are experienced or beginner anglers or even children, Captain John will make sure your fishing experience is “TOP NOTCH” and will always try to put his clients on fish.

    Hancock 13783
    John Endreson
    Phone: 845-239-1727
  • Gifford's Sport Supply

    We are a full line hunting and fishing outlet with over ten thousand inventory items and gunsmithing services available.Our mission is to promote the heritage of the area by offering our customers products and services they can use in pursuit of the shooting sports and fishing.We have been in business in Delaware County since 1974, so we are not exactly the new kid on the block when it comes to helping you find what  you are looking for!

    133 Stockton Ave
    Walton 13856
    Dick Gifford
    Phone: 607-865-4427
  • Hawk Mountain Guide Service

    Hawk Mountain Guide Service is located in a beautiful area of the western Catskill Mountains in upstate New York.  Our hunting trips usually take place on various private lands, although there are a few pieces of out of the way State parcels that have proven to be productive.  Our other activities take place on a variety of private and publicly owned property. 

    P.O. Box 11
    Trout Creek 13847
    Bruce R. Fuller
    Phone: 607-865-7830
  • Hornbeck's Sports Shop

    8 Pine Street
    Deposit 13754
    Phone: 607-467-4680
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    Marino's Outdoor World

    We are a sports shop specializing in firearms, ammunition, hunting and fishing supplies. We sell camping supplies as well as outdoor clothing and boots. We all have an extensive museum collection of Indian artifacts as well as Civil and World War museum pieces. Been here since 1923.

    95 East Front Street
    Hancock 13783
    John Marino
    Phone: 607-637-3573
  • OARS

    Come explore the beautiful waters of the Cannonsville Reservoir. Some great flat water paddling for beginners or experts. The process is quick and easy. We hope to soon be offering canoe and kayak rentals for the reservoir as well as the Upper Delaware River.

    951 Cadosia Road
    Hancock 13783
    Bill Gross
    Phone: 607-237-3078
  • Pepacton Bait & Tackle

    We offer all your kayaking needs from fishing to just paddling. D.E.P. certified steam cleaner. Live bait (saw-bellies crawfish, shiners and worms ). Kayak and canoe rentals everyday of the week .

    43005 State Route 28
    Arkville 12406
    Phone: 845-254-4951
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    Pepacton Cabins

    For rent-rustic Catskill cabins and lodge-riverbanks of pristine East Branch-Delaware River. Outfitted and furnished. Great fishing, birding, hiking, canoeing & kayaking.

    348 Hood Lane
    Downsville 13755
    Anne Hood
    Phone: 607-363-2094
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    Reel Catskills LLC.

    Professionally guided outdoor adventures for any season!

    Specializing in fly fishing and wildlife photography. 

    Wade & drift boat trips on the Upper Delaware River, Beaverkill, Willowemoc & Esopus Creeks.

    159 Stockton Ave.
    Walton 13856
    Brian Foster
    Phone: 607-353-2254
  • Rivers Edge Anglers

    PO Box 79
    Margaretville 12455
    Phone: 845-586-2465
  • West Branch Angler and Fishing Resort

    We are a fly fishing resort and shooting preserve, offering 26 luxury cabins on 200 acres of exquisite mountain scenery. With 3 miles of private catch and release water on the West Branch of the Delaware, you can choose to fish the river here at the resort, go on a guided river trip with one of our pro guides, fly fish our stocked trout and bass pond, shoot sporting clays or hunt our preserve. Our log cabins range from cozy studio size all the way up to luxury personified, with the multi-bedroom CEO's and Executive cabins sporting a host of amenities.

    150 Faulkner Road
    Hancock 13783
    Sam Batschelet
    Phone: 800-201-2557