I FISH NY- Long Island
I FISH NY Long Island: Suffolk and Nassau Counties
Fishing opportunities abound on Long Island! To increase fishing participation in New York, I FISH NY offers free fishing programs to school groups, scout troops, youth groups, summer camps, and the public. Look below to find out what we can offer your group.
Teachers, Educators, Parents - Learn to Fish in the Classroom
I FISH NY-Long Island (LI) offers free classes for grades 3 through 12 during the school year to schools in both Nassau and Suffolk County. I FISH NY lessons cover topics such as ecosystem interactions, fish anatomy and adaptations, classification and more. Classes involve hands-on activities and applied learning skills. All programs address key ideas from the MST-Living Environment section of the NYS Learning Standards as well as the Common Core Standards.
Scout Leaders, Youth Group Leaders - Fishing instruction for your group
I FISH NY-LI also partners with community organizations, youth groups, summer camps and after-school programs to offer fishing clinics and instructional programs such as seminars. Programs highlight topics such as fish identification, fishing techniques, and stewardship practices. After receiving some basic instruction, participants are supplied with loaner rods and tackle to try fishing. The cost of bait must be paid by the group.
Public - Free Fishing Events
I FISH NY- hosts many free public fishing events throughout the year. At fishing clinics attendees receive formal education, which may include local fish identification, fishing techniques, rules and regulations or aquatic ecology, and are followed by open fishing. Festivals are larger events where in addition to fishing, participants can learn about stewardship opportunities. Festival activities include a children's casting contest, instruction on how to cast, fish cleaning, educational activities and more. Festivals coincide with the NYSDEC trout stocking program. I FISH NY supplies rods, bait, and tackle at all events.
I FISH NY Program
NYSDEC R1-Stony Brook
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790
How and Where to Fish
General Fishing Page - general information on licenses, regulations, and places to fish.
Skills for the Beginner - fishing tips for the first time angler
Long Island Saltwater Fishing Access - an in-depth guide to saltwater fishing locations in Long Island.
Long Island Freshwater Fishing Access - getting to freshwater fishing locations