Hudson River Fishing
The Hudson River Park Trust is encouraging New Yorkers to drop a line into the river and see what comes up.
The Trust’s annual Big City Fishing program is underway at Piers 84 and 46.
Noreen Doyle, executive director of the Park Trust, says fishing ‘coaches’ not only be on hand to teach people how to fish, but also about the aquatic life of the lower Hudson.
DOYLE: Anything that gets pulled up on a reel is something that we try to identify and everything that gets pulled up on a reel as part of out program goes back into the river. The species that are in the river are varied, the prototypical Hudson River fish is the stripped bass.
REPORTER: Doyle says students have also pulled up Black Sea Bass, Eels, Fluke, Snapper, Toadfish, White Perch, Flounder, Jellyfish, Shrimp, and a variety of crabs.
The program is free to the public and runs through Labor Day. All fishing supplies are provided on a first come first serve basis.
by Jenna Flanagan