Family Fishing Day at Ashokan Reservoir

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will host Family Fishing Day at Ashokan Reservoir on Sept. 17. The event is being co-sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), which will supply fishing poles and bait to those who do not have their own. Those who have their own tackle and bait are encouraged to bring it. As part of the “I Fish NY Program,” the New York State fishing license requirement is waived for adults who want to fish during this event. DEP and DEC staff will be available to teach beginners how to fish. Adults who do not have a free DEP Access Permit are encouraged to get one before coming to the event. Participants can get their free permit and print it from home by visiting: Those who plan to attend may register here.

Sunday, September 17, 2017 -
9 am to 1 pm
Ashokan Reservoir - Gate #14 a.k.a. Woodstock Dike
1278 Route 28
West Hurley