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 posted 11/18/2013 08:58 PM  

Do surf fishing guides carry insurance? Do they need a license in New York? Just curious
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 posted 11/18/2013 09:08 PM  

Yes and yes!

NYS licensed guides must carry a certain minimum liability. They take a fairly rigorous test, CPR, etc.

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 posted 11/18/2013 11:04 PM  

I don’t believe NYSDEC guides are required to carry or show proof of insurance, but it would be stupid not to, because chit happens. Liability insurance is not cheap I pay close to $700/season

If you plan on guiding in New York you must have a license. If you plan on using a guide make sure they have a current licensed and are insured.

As per the New York State DEC:
The licensing of outdoor guides is administered by the New York State Forest Rangers. The Environmental Conservation Law Section 11-0533.8 requires the Department to publish a list of guides. A list of current New York State Licensed Guides is available on-line. You do not need to be a resident of New York State to receive a guides license.
In general terms, a guide is a person, at least eighteen years of age, who offers services for hire, part or all of which includes directing, instructing or aiding another in fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting/canoeing/kayaking, or rock and ice climbing.

Individuals engaging in the business of guiding on all lands and waters of the state shall possess a license issued by the department.

At the time of licensing and throughout the term of the license, applicants for a guides license must hold current certification in First Aid, CPR, and Water Safety. These certifications are not needed when applying to take the exam, but are required before a license will be issued

Hope that helps


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This post edited by Tiderunner 11:08 PM 11/18/2013
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