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March 29, 2017

Spring Family Fishing Festival at Belmont Lake on Saturday 4/1/17

by Chris Grech

Enjoy a day of fishing with the whole family!

Where: Belmont Lake State Park

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017, rain or shine

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Who: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP)

Event activities include:
•fishing instruction
•fish cleaning services
•environmental exhibits
•an inflatable slide (weather dependent)
•temporary tattoos
•"Spring Fling" children's casting contest

Prior to the event, Belmont Lake will be stocked with close to 4,000 trout by DEC and OPRHP.

Loaner rods and free bait will be available to participants throughout the day. The supply of loaner rods is limited and participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing tackle if they have it.

The freshwater fishing license requirement for anglers age 16 and older has been suspended for this event.

Cost: $8 parking fee; free with Empire Pass

Sponsors: DEC's I FISH NY Program, OPRHP, The Natural Heritage Trust, The Fisherman Magazine, 102.3WBAB, and 106.1WBLI

Contact: I FISH NY staff at (631) 444-0283 or email:

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