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For Release: Monday, June 1, 2015

"Fishing the River" Continues at Norrie Point on June 14

Public Fishing Programs at Norrie Point Environmental Center

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Hudson River Research Reserve and the I FISH NY program continues the season of monthly fishing demonstrations at Norrie Point Environmental Center in Staatsburg, NY. This month's family-friendly program will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to try fishing but didn't know where to start? Do you wonder what lives out of sight in the Hudson River? Staff members will lead fishing activities while describing the seasonal movements of fish in the Hudson River Estuary. The Hudson is home to over 200 species of fish, including several species that migrate up the river and its tributaries each spring to spawn.

Participants are encouraged to grab a rod and angle for fish off of the wheelchair accessible patio. Rods, reels, and bait will be available at no charge. Fishing tips and instruction will be offered.

"Fishing the River" programs are held monthly from April through September. Anglers do not need a NYS fishing license for this free fishing clinic. For more information, call 845-889-4745 x109 or check our calendar of events link listed below.

The Norrie Point Environmental Center is located in the Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park in Staatsburg, Dutchess County. The Center is operated by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in cooperation with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, with support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Get directions to the Norrie Point Environmental Center

Find information about Hudson River Research Reserve's public programs on DEC's events calendar

Information about I FISH NY

Information about NYS fishing license requirements

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