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Week of 26 July, 2020
Sunday - 7/26
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 7/27
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 7/28
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 7/29
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Thursday - 7/30
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Friday - 7/31
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Saturday - 8/1
10:00 AMSummer Family Freshwater Fishing Clinic at Hempstead Lake State Park
Contact  Walter Burak
walter.burak@dec.ny.gov / phone: (631) 444-0283

Spend the day with the family fishing and learning fish identification, fishing techniques, regulations, and stewardship practices. Geared to families, open to all. Fishing will follow instruction & educational portion.

Location: McDonald Pond, Hempstead Lake State Park

Cost: $8 parking fee; free with Empire Passport

Directions: Southern State Parkway exit 18. Right into the Park. Take second right to ticket booth. Left to end of parking lot. Walk the path to the festival at McDonald Pond.


  • All events are FREE, though some may have a fee for vehicle parking. No pre-registration is necessary unless noted.
  • I FISH NY provides loaner rods and free bait at every event., though you are welcome to bring own equipment.
  • No Freshwater Fishing License nor Saltwater Registry are required during the hours of these events.
  • All events are weather dependent and will not have a Rain Date.
  • Some Accessible-Need fishing equipment is available upon request.

For more information, please contact I FISH NY staff via telephone 631-444-0283.

July - 2020
August - 2020
September - 2020

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