In celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, DEC is holding free fishing clinics.
Thursday, Sept. 20 – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: North 5th Street Pier (East River), Brooklyn
Saturday, Sept. 22 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m: Congers Lake Memorial Park, Congers
Thursday, Sept. 27 – 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Henry Hudson Riverfront Park (Hudson River), Hudson
Free sport fishing events are family fishing clinics where participants can fish for free; no freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. Go to DEC’s website to find an event near you!
Like freshwater fishing? Try your hand at saltwater fishing! There’s a free fishing clinic at the Town of Islip “Sea Fest” on Saturday, September 22, from noon – 4 p.m. at Bayshore Manor Marine Park (Great South Bay), Bay Shore.