Fishing in Days Gone By

Take a trip though fishing seasons past! Enjoy photographs from the archives of the Delaware County Historical Association and excerpts from the John Burroughs essay, Speckled Trout, as you relive the history of fishing in Delaware County.

John Burroughs, born April 3, 1837, grew up near Roxbury and enjoyed fishing on Rose’s Brook and in Meeker’s Hollow. He learned to love fishing from his grandfather, a “born angler”. To enjoy his whole essay Speckled Trout, visit the Catskill Archive at