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August 24, 2017

Upcoming Free Fishing Clinics

by Chris Grech

Riverhead Snapper Clinic
Wednesday 8/24/17 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.
Contact: Robert McCormack 631-444-0283.
Location of Event: Riverfront Park, Peconic Ave, Riverhead

Participants will learn saltwater fish identification, local aquatic ecology, casting safety, techniques and fishing regulations. Following an educational introduction about saltwater fishing on Long Island, IFISHNY will conduct basic fishing instruction, ecology and stewardship of local aquatic habitats, fish identification, regulations and casting safety and techniques. The IFISHNY program of the NYSDEC will provide instruction, rods and bait free of charge. Bring the family!

Fish, Brew and BBQ
Thursday 8/31/17 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact: Steve Wong 718-287-3400
Location of Event: Prospect Park, Brooklyn

LES Ecology Center Free Fishing Clinic
Friday 9/15/17 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Contact: Kaitlyn Parkins 212-477-4022
Location of Event: Lower East Side Ecology Center (East River at Grand Street), Manhattan

Fire Island National Seashore Surfcasting Clinic
Saturday 9/16/17 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Contact: Robert McCormack 631-444-0283
Location of Event: Riverfront Park, Peconic Ave, Riverhead

Fire Island National Seashore is co-sponsoring this saltwater fishing clinic with DEC. Fishing will follow instruction and education portion on saltwater fish identification, fishing regulations and surfcasting techniques.

Ages 12 years and above are welcome.

Cost: A parking fee is charged by the county. Check with Suffolk County Parks for details.

Location: Fire Island National Seashore Wilderness Visitor Center (County Rd 46, Shirley, NY 11967)

Parking: Park at Smith Point County Park

Directions: Take Southern State Parkway to exit 68, William Floyd Parkway south to the end. (Or Sunrise Highway (Rt. 27) to exit 58, William Floyd Parkway south to end.) FINS Wilderness Visitor Center is located on your right. Parking is to the left at Smith Point County Park.

No Saltwater Fishing Registry is needed during the hours of this event.

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