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Wolfe's Pond Park

 Fishing

With nearly 29,000 acres of parkland to enjoy, it’s easy to forget that New York City is surrounded by water. And if you’re looking to escape the bustle of the city for a few hours in the outdoors, there’s no better way to do it than to GO FISH!

Our city’s over 500 miles of shoreline and its inland lakes and rivers offer a world of opportunities to participate in the fun, adventure, and excitement of fresh- and saltwater sport fishing.

Each borough boasts it own unique fishing spots. Veteran anglers have their favorite “holes,” the locations of which are often closely held secrets. Old timers who have fished off City piers since they were kids are always willing to share stories ripe with local color and history. From piers and beaches, to lakes and rivers, New York City’s waters challenge and welcome both the salt- and freshwater angler.

NOTE: The Central Park Reservoir is closed to fishing.

NameLocationDirections
Wolfe’s PondCornelia Avenue & Hylan Boulevard1 or 9 Train to Whitehall Street/South Ferry station. Take Ferry to St. George terminal. At terminal, board the S78 to the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue. Walk south along Cornelia to park entrance.

Fishing Regulations


By observing the following regulations when fishing in waters under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, you will help preserve our marine resources for future generations to enjoy. For state and federal regulations of which you should be aware, please visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website.

(The following is an excerpt from Section §1-05 Regulated Uses of the RuleSELECT * FROM wifi_Locationss & Regulations of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.)

(h) Fishing

  1. Fishing shall be permitted from locations under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, except in open swimming areas or where specifically prohibited.

    Any person who engages in fishing shall obey all posted guidelines and comply with all applicable City, State, and Federal laws and regulations, including Title 6 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law.
  2. The use of lead fishing weights in waters under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation shall be a violation of these rules.
  3. Failure to remove fishing line fragments and hooks from land and waters under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation shall be a violation of these rules.
  4. All fish caught in freshwater areas shall be immediately released. The use of barbed hooks in such areas shall be a violation of these rules.
  5. The use of traps to catch fish and/or crustaceans in areas under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation shall be a violation of these rules.

Directions to Wolfe's Pond Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Barbecuing AreasWolfe's Pond Park

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the Wolfe's Pond barbecuing area is closed until further notice.

Roller HockeyWolfe's Pond Park

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the Wolfe's Pond hockey rink is closed until further notice.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2013

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Wolfe's Pond Park Weather

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    Breezy
    56°F
  • Thu
    Breezy
    60°F
  • Fri
    Slight Chc Showers
    62°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    66°F

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