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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

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Apr28

Freshwater Fishing

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first come, first served.
Free!

Apr28

Earth Day in Prospect Park

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy catch-and-release fishing, raptor demonstrations, volunteer cleanups, citizen science activities, arts and craft, and of course nature games!
Free!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

May 5

Saltwater Fishing

at American Veterans Memorial PierBrooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Free!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

May11

Freshwater Fishing

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

May26

Freshwater Fishing

at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 p.m.
Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Jun 1

Summer on the Hudson: New York City Fish Count

at 172nd Street Beach (in Fort Washington Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
As part of the annual World Science Festival, we will wade into the Hudson River to collect and count what species of fish we find.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 1

World Science Festival's Great Fish Count

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Educators and biologists will be on hand as participants strap on waders and go out into the Harlem River to cast nets in search of the underwater life right here in NYC.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Jun 8

Seining

at Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish.
Free!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Jun 9

Seining

at Section 2 Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet! Seining programs use nets to catch fish. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first come, first served.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 9

Saltwater Fishing

at Entrance to Dyckman Fields (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature. All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Jun22

Freshwater Fishing

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jun29

Summer on the Hudson: Hudson River Fishing Clinic

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Free Fishing Weekend with a catch-and-release fishing session in partnership with the DEC and the Hudson River Fisherman's Association. First come, first served.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Jul20

Summer on the Hudson: Underwater Neighbors of Riverside Park

at 172nd Street Beach (in Fort Washington Park)Manhattan

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join the educators from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to catch, observe, and identify fish and invertebrates.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Aug10

Great Hudson River Fish Count

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join naturalists along our waterfront as we strap on waders and pull nets to look for fish and other creatures that call the waters around Randall’s Island home.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Aug24

Summer on the Hudson: Underwater Neighbors of Riverside Park

at 172nd Street Beach (in Fort Washington Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the educators from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to catch, observe, and identify fish and invertebrates.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sep28

Get Hooked Fishing Festival

at Southern waterfront just south of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Get up close and personal with the fish and wildlife that live along our shoreline!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Oct 5

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 readings of the eponymous children's book, fishing clinics, live music, food and art vendors, Urban Park Ranger presentations, and more!
Free!

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