by Chris Grech
Enjoy a day of fishing with the whole family!
Where: Belmont Lake State Park
When: Saturday, April 1, 2017, rain or shine
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Who: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP)
Event activities include:
•fish cleaning services
•an inflatable slide (weather dependent)
•"Spring Fling" children's casting contest
Prior to the event, Belmont Lake will be stocked with close to 4,000 trout by DEC and OPRHP.
Loaner rods and free bait will be available to participants throughout the day. The supply of loaner rods is limited and participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing tackle if they have it.
The freshwater fishing license requirement for anglers age 16 and older has been suspended for this event.
Cost: $8 parking fee; free with Empire Pass
Sponsors: DEC's I FISH NY Program, OPRHP, The Natural Heritage Trust, The Fisherman Magazine, 102.3WBAB, and 106.1WBLI
Contact: I FISH NY staff at (631) 444-0283 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org