Big City Fishing: Sundays at Pier 84
Sunday, August 5, 2018
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
This event repeats every week on Sunday between 8/5/2018 and 8/26/2018.
Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.
Fishing in New York City? You bet! We provide the rods, reels, bait, and instruction for participants to drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics as water quality, fish biology, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I fish for more than 30 minutes?
In order to accommodate the growing demand for this program, we have limited each participant to a 30 minute session. We believe that this is a meaningful and productive time allowance to fish that will enable even more New Yorkers to connect with the Hudson River!
Why can’t my organized group come to Big City Fishing?
Big City Fishing is open to the public and therefore we cannot accommodate large groups fishing. If you are a leader of an organized group, we invite you to participate in one of the many scheduled educational programs throughout the park. Learn more about our summer camp programs here.
Can I sign up in advance for a 30 time slot?
Sign-ups cannot be made in advance for Big City Fishing. After the program begins, you can speak to one of our Park Educators to sign up for a fishing pole.
Will I catch a fish?
We hope so! Fishing is a sport that takes a lot of patience and sometimes luck. If you don’t catch a fish we encourage you to come back and try again at another program!
I’m on the Pier but can’t find Big City Fishing, where is it?
Look for our large blue tent. Park Educators will be set up along the railing with a large “Big City Fishing” sign on the tent and a row of fishing poles.
What happens if it rains?
We want your Big City Fishing experience to be enjoyable and safe therefore inclement weather can sometimes create the need to cancel Big City Fishing. If we do cancel Big City Fishing, we will post it both on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
What lives in the Hudson River?
Hudson River Park includes 400 acres of an estuarine sanctuary, protected waters in our Park! There are over 70 species of fish that call the Hudson River home, including striped bass, American eels, and lined seahorses! You can learn more about our ecosystem here.
What time should I arrive to sign up for a fishing pole?
Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee a time slot for Big City Fishing. It is difficult to tell exactly how busy each program will be, but we recommend signing up for a fishing pole during the first half of the program to increase your chances of participation.