by Chris Grech
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) I FISH NY program, in cooperation with the Town of Brookhaven Department of Parks, Recreation and Sports, will offer a free freshwater fishing clinic will on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Town of Brookhaven Beach at Lake Ronkonkoma from 6 p.m. to sunset. Free loaner fishing rods and bait, supplied by I FISH NY, will be available for use at the clinic. The event begins with basic instruction on freshwater fish species, fishing regulations, and casting techniques. Space is limited; please call I FISH NY at (631) 444-0283 to pre-register. For more information about the I FISH NY program, please visit DEC's website. For information about freshwater fishing on Long Island, please call the Bureau of Fisheries at (631) 444-0280 or go online. This is a Free Fishing Clinic so no fishing license is needed for this event.