CATSKILLS FISHING FEVER FORUMS - Frank Mele

  • Phoenicia Library 48 Main Street Phoeicia, NY 12464

Frank Mele
Fisherman, Author & Activist
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Saturday, March 19, 2016
12:30pm to 3:00pm
at the Phoenicia Library
Community Meeting Room
(Elevator Access available)
www.phoenicialibrary.org • www.catskillanglingcollection.org
This event is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with New York City DEP.
The Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection
presents
CATSKILLS FISHING FEVER FORUMS
A series of lively discussions about the history of fishing in the Catskills,
in celebration of our 20th anniversary
April 16, 2016
Art Flick: Author,
Fly Tyer and
Conservationist
May 14, 2016
Catskills Fisheries Tales
from Active and Retired
DEC Folks
July 23, 2016
On the River with
Authors, Guides and
Catskill Characters
Frank Mele (1911-1996) was a Woodstock author and
musician with a passion for dry fly fishing. In the
1970s Mele led Catskill Waters, a scrappy coalition of
anglers and environmentalists, in an epic seven-year
battle against New York City to guarantee adequate
water releases below its reservoirs. Hear from a panel
of Mele's friends and family about their razor-edge
legislative victory that preserved fish and fishing in
the Delaware and Esopus.
Panelists: Andy Mele, John Hoeko,
Roger Menard, Tony Bonavist
Moderator: Bill Birns, Local Historian
The panel will discuss Frank’s life and well-known
writings, his contribution to the origin of Catskill
Waters and the campaign for increased water releases
in the Catskill system (1970s).
OTHER FORUMS IN THE SERIES