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For Release: Tuesday, September 12, 2023

DEC to Host Free Fishing Clinic on Sept. 16 at North-South Lake Campground, Greene County

DEC to Provide Education and Equipment to Anglers

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is hosting a free fishing clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the North-South Lake Campground in Haines Falls, Greene County, DEC Regional Director Anthony Luisi announced today.

"Free fishing clinics are fun for the entire family and provide special attention to inexperienced anglers of all ages as they're introduced to New York's vast fishing opportunities," Director Luisi said. "North-South Lake is one of DEC's most popular campgrounds and is also a preeminent fishing destination in the Catskills for anglers of all abilities to enjoy."

The event, free to the public, will be held at the hand launch at North Lake Beach (PDF). Fishing licenses are not required to fish during the program, but all other statewide and special regulations remain in effect. During the free fishing clinic, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, before getting the opportunity to cast their fishing lines into the water. DEC will supply fishing rods, bait, and tackle, but experienced anglers are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear. Children under 16 must be supervised. Participants will be required to pay applicable day-use service charges to enter the facility.

For more information on statewide free fishing clinics, visit DEC's website.

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