Hudson River Park's Big City Fishing
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.
Big City Fishing is an important tradition at Hudson River Park. This free program gives anyone the chance to fish from June to Labor Day, and is appropriate and fun for those as young as five.
Beyond learning to fish, the program also provides participants with a first hand opportunity to learn about the Hudson River environment.
In a typical session, Trust staff offer a brief introduction to ecology and water quality, followed by an overview of the many fish species that live in Hudson River Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Participants are also able to view plankton through microscopes; to examine live specimens – caught that morning, either in traps or on someone’s line; and to identify species from the Hudson River Park’s signature Fish Poster, which is available for purchase by contacting the Trust.
All of the necessary supplies including rods, reels and bait, as well as formal instruction are provided.
Catch and release
Landmarks and Conveniences: Just north of Battery Park City & Stuyvesant High School