THIRD ANNUAL FAMILY FISHING DAY AT ASHOKAN RESERVOIR

  • Ashokan Reservoir

THIRD ANNUAL FAMILY FISHING DAY AT ASHOKAN RESERVOIR -- The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host the third annual Family Fishing Day. The event is being co-sponsored by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), which will supply fishing poles and bait to those who do not have their own.
 As part of the “I Fish NY Program,” the New York State fishing license requirement is waived for adults who would like to participate in this event. 
In addition, DEP and DEC staff will be available to teach beginners how to fish. Ashokan 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. . Location: the Woodstock Dike on Ashokan Reservoir. A parking lot at the
dike is located on a gravel driveway off Route 28, just east of the West Hurley Post Office. A sign will be posted at the end of the driveway to help participants find the lot.
If adults do not have a free DEP access permit, applications will be available on the day of the event, or a permit can easily be obtained and printed online by going to the DEP website at: nyc.gov/dep/accesspermit. More information can also be obtained by calling DEP at (800) 575-LAND.

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