On Wednesday, July 9, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) I FISH NY program, together with the Town of Brookhaven Department of Parks, Recreation and Sports, will offer a free freshwater fishing clinic at the Town of Brookhaven Beach at Lake Ronkonkoma from 6 p.m. until sunset.
Free loaner fishing rods and bait will be available, courtesy of I FISH NY. The event will begin with basic instruction on freshwater fish species, fishing regulations and casting techniques. No fishing license is needed.
“The popularity of free freshwater fishing clinics continue to grow throughout Long Island,” DEC Regional Directory Peter A. Scully said. “Free clinics of this nature are rare opportunities where the family can truly rediscover what their local area has to offer and potentially develop freshwater fishing into a hobby that provides a lifetime of fun and relaxation.”
Space is limited – call I FISH NY at (631) 444-0283 to pre-register.
For more information on I FISH NY, visit the program’s website. For more information of freshwater fishing on Long Island, call the Bureau of Fisheries at (631) 444-0280 or visit their website. For more information about free fishing clinics, visit the DEC’s website.