Must-See Jamaica Bay: Fishing

Outdoors & Recreation

by nycgo.com staff, 05/28/2014

 
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The perfect place to reel a big one in (or, if you're "seining," net one), Jamaica Bay has long been a fishing hub for beginners and experts, with ranger programs that cater to all skill levels. You'll find catch-and-release programs for adults and children that cover ethics, safety and waterway ecology and provide necessary equipment on a first-come, first-served basis. Popular spots for angling (or for getting out on the water by boat) include Marine Park, Bayswater Park and Canarsie Pier. All are accessible via public transportation, and there are even bait and tackle shops nearby. For contact information and details about area boat ramps, piers and fishing beaches, visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s website.

For more, check out these free Jamaica Bay fishing programs:

June 1
Seining at Marine Park (Burnett Street and Avenue U)
11am
During this event, Urban Park Rangers will take participants on a seining expedition—fishing with a net. For more information, visit nycgovparks.org

July 23
Kayak Walk Up and Shoreline Seining with the Urban Park Rangers at Frank Charles Memorial Park
noon–2pm
Participants in this excursion will go kayaking and do some seining to see what creatures are to be found in the water. The event is open to all, and no reservations are required. Children ages 6 and up must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 718-338-3799.

August 6
Kayak Walk Up and Seining with the Urban Park Rangers at Bayswater Park
3–6pm
This jaunt is geared to kayak newbies, and the trip will include some time seining, thus glimpsing the wildlife thriving in the bay. The event is open to the public, and no reservations are required. Children ages 6 and up must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 718-338-3799.

Dates and times are subject to change. Check online or by phone for advance confirmation.

related venues/(2)

  1. 1
    Marine Park
    2880 Flatbush Ave
    Brooklyn
    NY 11234
  2. 2
    Bayswater Park
    Dwight Ave. to Seagirt Blvd.
    Queens
    NY

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