Correction to 2014 Fishing Regulations on the Buffalo
Contact: Melody Morrison, Law Enforcement Specialist, 870/365-2710
It has come to the attention of Buffalo River staff that a change in the 2014 Fishing Guidebook, published by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, states that snagging is prohibited on the river per NPS regulation. Buffalo National River accepts the responsibility for this miscommunication to AGFC. Fishing techniques with hook and line are supported by 36 CFR (Code of Federal Regulation) § 2.3(d)1. Additionally, 36 CFR § 7.35(a)1, which pertains specifically to Buffalo River, states, "Unless otherwise designated by the Superintendent, fishing in a manner authorized under applicable State law is allowed." Snagging falls under the latter category. Of course not all laws can be packed into a pocket sized booklet, so be advised that Buffalo National River does have some specific laws pertaining to the Buffalo River set by the Superintendent's Compendium.
The compendium is available on our website:http://www.nps.gov/buff/
Did You Know?
Did you know that there are no dams found on the Buffalo National River. In fact, a number of people realized this and fought to keep the river untouched by dam builders. On March 1, 1972, Congress established Buffalo National River as the country's first national river.