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Sunday May 14, 2023
1:00 PM
Contact  Patrick Kaminski - NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
(516) 766-1029

Participate in a free Beginner's Fishing Clinic co-hosted by DEC I FISH NY and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead, Nassau County on Sunday, 5/14 from 1 PM - 2:30 PM. In addition to casting a rod and catching fish, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology, and more! No freshwater fishing license is required during the event, and all equipment and bait will be provided for free.

For more details and to register, visit the Hempstead Lake State Park Upcoming Events site (leaves DEC site)

Location/Address: Hempstead Lake State Park, 1000 Lake Drive, West Hempstead, NY 11552

Visit the Free Learn to Fish page for more information and other upcoming events near you.

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