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New York City DEP hosts Family Fishing Day at Ashokan Reservoir June 12

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Photo provided In this photo from 2013, Ashley Rose of West Hurley displays a 24-inch, six-pound brown trout she caught in the Ashokan Reservoir

Photo provided In this photo from 2013, Ashley Rose of West Hurley displays a 24-inch, six-pound brown trout she caught in the Ashokan Reservoir


 

WEST HURLEY >> The New York City Department of Environmental Protection will host its fourth annual Family Fishing Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at the Ashokan Reservoir’s Woodstock Dike. Parking will be on a gravel driveway off state Route 28, just east of the West Hurley Post Office.

The event is co-sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which will supply fishing poles and bait to those without their own. As part of the “I Fish NY Program,” the state fishing license requirement will be waived for adults. Additionally, DEP and DEC staff will be available to teach beginners how to fish.

The reservoir is home to many different species of fish, including smallmouth and largemouth bass, yellow and white perch, yellow and brown bullhead, sunfish and trout. Applications for a free DEP access permit are available online at http://nyc.gov/dep/accesspermit.

For more information, email watershedevents@dep.nyc.gov or call (800) 575-LAND.

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