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 pm
  • July 13, 2011: Fishing w/ Senior Citizens at Baisley Pond Park, Queens, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    (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, 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • September 17, 2011: Little Red Lighthouse Event at Fort Washington Park, 10:00am - 4:00 pm Tentative
  • September 24, 2011: Snapper Derby w/ NYC Parks, 68th St. Pier, Manhattan 11:00am - 3:00pm 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 on Fishing Education, please visit the NYSDEC website.

For more events click here.

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