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Fishing

Find out more about what's living in New York City's waterways with these fun fishing programs. Anglers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to cast their line with us.

Fishing Events

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 30

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

May 30

Freshwater Fishing

at Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 31

Marine Ecology: Seining and the Shore

at American Ballfields , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jun 6

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jun 13

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Jun 13

Saltwater Fishing

at Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road , Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jun 14

Seining

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 14

Freshwater Fishing

at Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jun 20

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Jun 21

Saltwater Fishing

at 10th Street Walking Bridge (in John V. Lindsay East River Park ) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Jun 27

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Jun 27

Freshwater Fishing

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jun 28

Saltwater Fishing

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 28

Freshwater Fishing

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Jul 4

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun

at North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 4

Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
?This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Jul 5

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun

at North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
?This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul 11

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Jul 11

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun

at North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 11

Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
?This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jul 12

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun

at North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 12

Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
?This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jul 18

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Jul 18

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun

at North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 18

Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
?This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jul 19

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun

at North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 19

Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
?This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jul 25

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Jul 25

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun

at North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 25

Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
?This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jul 26

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun

at North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 26

Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
?This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jul 30

Family Fishing Evening

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Experienced naturalists will teach participants how to tie a fishing knot, attach bait, and cast a line to try and hook a fish!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep 26

Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger-led tours, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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