2020 Delaware Fishing Guide available now

DOVER, Del. – Anglers eager to learn what fish are available to catch within or offshore Delaware, including size and quantity possession limits, will welcome the 2020 Delaware Fishing Guide. The new fishing guide is free from DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife online, at licensing agents statewide, and at DNREC’s license office at 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

The full-color, magazine-sized guide also includes information on Delaware’s tidal and freshwater sportfishing regulations, fishing license requirements, how to obtain a Delaware Fisherman Information Network (F.I.N.) number, fishing and boating access areas, and general angling information. The guide also showcases the popular Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament and Live Release awards program.

Fishing size and possession limits and open seasons published in the fishing guide are subject to change, with changes anticipated for cobia, shark, striped bass and bluefish during the 2020 fishing season. Anglers are encouraged to check the online version of the 2020 Delaware Fishing Guide for updated, current fishing regulations.

The guide features winning photos from the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2019 Fishing Photo Contest. The cover profiles the first-place photo taken by Dave Tally of Camden of two anglers fishing on McColley Pond. Second place and honorable mention photos appear inside the guide.

For more information on the 2020 Delaware Fishing Guide or fishing in the First State, call the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914.


The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and manages the state’s natural resources, protects public health, provides outdoor recreational opportunities, and educates Delawareans about the environment. The Division of Fish & Wildlife conserves and manages Delaware’s fish and wildlife and their habitats, and provides fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and boating access on nearly 65,000 acres of public land. For more information, visit the website and connect with @DNREC on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Media contact: Joanna Wilson, Joanna.wilson@delaware.gov