The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) I FISH NY program will be offering free fishing clinics for all New Yorkers during this Summer.
June 25, 2011: Raritan Bay Festival at Conference House Park, Staten Island, Noon – 5:00 p.m.
July 13, 2011: Fishing w/ Senior Citizens at Baisley Pond Park, Queens, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This event has been designated a “free fishing event” during which a NYS freshwater fishing license will not be required. While most of the expected participants will be seniors, ALL ages are welcome!
July 17, 2011: City of Water Day at Governor’s Island, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
September 17, 2011: Little Red Lighthouse Event at Fort Washington Park, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (tentative)
September 24, 2011: Snapper Derby w/ NYC Parks, 68th St. Pier, Manhattan 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (tentative)
The clinics are open to people of all ages. No pre-registration is required. The events are free and I FISH NY provides all tackle and bait. Equipment is provided on a first come, first served basis. For additional information, please contact Melissa Cohen at 718-482-4022.
The I FISH NY program is a joint initiative between NYSDEC and New York Sea Grant that introduces urban residents to fishing in New York State. For more information, please visit the NYSDEC website here.