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June 26, 2015

Free Fishing Clinic on June 27th at Kissena Park, Queens

by Chris Grech

In conjunction with the upcoming statewide free fishing weekend where New York residents and visitors may fish for free without a fishing license in any of the state's lakes and ponds, the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host a free fishing clinic at Kissena Lake in Kissena Park, Queens from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27.

Activities for the clinic begin at 10 a.m. and are provided free of charge. Activities will include fishing, fishing instruction, and a casting practice area. There will be a variety of educational displays, including information on invasive species and coloring activities for younger children. Environmental Conservation Officers will be on hand to answer questions about fishing regulations and enforcement.

All fishing rods, bait, and tackle will be provided. The clinic is during Free Fishing Weekend, so a freshwater fishing license is not required for anglers age 16 and older. Other city and state fishing rules and regulations remain in effect. To learn more about New York's fishing regulations and information on how and where to obtain a fishing license, visit DEC's fishing page.

For additional information call I FISH NY at (718) 482-4920. There is no rain date for this event.

June 17, 2015

AFTCO Samurai Long Sleeve Sun Shirt

by Chris Grech

Serious anglers trust AFTCO when it comes to rod parts, gaffs and gloves. The same great company also makes an excellent line of fishing clothing as well. With summer really heating up check out the AFTCO Samurai Long Sleeve Sun Shirt. This performance oriented clothing line blocks 98% of the suns UV rays to protect you when you're out on the water. The 100% polyester construction is a highly breathable, moisture wicking stretch fabric that keeps you dry and comfortable when the mercury rises. In addition, the AFCO Fish logo on the chest and the left arm will help you look good while you out fish the others. Available in a long sleeve as well as a hooded long sleeve version, the AFCO Samurai Long Sleeve Sun Shirts are available in silver, royal, sky charcoal and white. AFTCO offers fishing shorts, t-shirts, accessories as well as other products.

$35 to $40

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