West Branch Angler & Resort, NY

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge in Hancock, New York.

West Branch Angler & Resort, NY


West Branch Angler Resort's upscale log cabin accommodations are nestled in a sprawling 300-acre park like setting along a 2-mile private section of the West Branch of the Delaware River. Known as the Gateway to the Catskills, the surrounding mountain scenery and grounds are marvelous. Bigger and better than ever, the West Branch Angler was completely renovated in 2007 with 12 new cabins and new amenities such as wireless internet access and a new pavilion. Whether you're fly fishing on the East's most productive wild trout fishery, shooting a round of sporting clays or taking a riverside hike on one of our groomed trails, it's no wonder that the West Branch Angler is known as The Premier Outdoor Destination in the East, located only a few hours from the major metros of the Northeast.

Date Range

April – November.

What is Provided to Customer

With any guided trip we include rental gear rod, reel, waders/boots.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

We fish the Delaware River System. These are medium sized streams with wadable and drift boat accessible sections. These rivers are located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, general elevation around 900 - 1200 ft.

Typical Weather by Season

Early Spring: Air Temps 20 - 40°
Spring: Air Temps 30 - 50°
Late Spring: 30 - 70°
Summer: 40 – 90°


Sample of Typical Itinerary

A general trip is 2 nights lodging 1 day guided trip. Guest arrives on day one and gets settled in. You can fish right in front of cabin with guidance from fly shop as to what is working best. Dinner that evening at River Run Restaurant, then drink in the Trout Skellar bar. Next morning complimentary breakfast, then meet guide around 10am for trip. Fish till dark then return to cabin.


On-site Activities

Fishing, sporting clays, 5 stand, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, exercise room, WiFi, hiking, boat rentals.

Off-site Activities

Beach, antiquing, hiking, rafting.


Species You Fish for by Season

Spring: Wild brown and rainbow and occasional brook trout. We have a full Eastern cycle of mayflies from Quill Gordon to Green Drakes.

Summer: Wild brown and rainbow, brook trout as well as smallmouth bass, walleye and occasional striped bass. The Delaware fishes much like a spring creek. Sulphurs and Olives will hatch all summer. Long leaders and accurate casts are a must.

Fall: Species of fish same as summer. Small Olives and Isonychia.


What Should Customers Bring?

All appropriate fly fishing gear, sun screen, proper thermal layering, rain gear, warm jacket, bug spray, charcoal, lighter fluid, food for cooking (if desired).


    West Branch Angler & Resort
    Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge
    Matt and Sam Batschelet
    150 Faulkener Road
    Hancock, NY 13783

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