Family Fun and Fish Day Returns September 18th

Posted on: September 7th, 2021 by Leslie_Zucker
Join AWSMP for Family Fun and Fish Day on September 18th

Fishing with the family is a great way to connect with each other and experience the great outdoors! After being on hiatus last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re proud to say that we’re bringing this popular and family-friendly event back this year, albeit in a smaller and more socially-distanced way. The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) in cooperation with Trout Unlimited and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is hosting “Family Fun and Fish Day” at Kenneth Wilson State Campground at 859 Wittenberg Road, Mount Tremper, NY on Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

DEC fisheries staff and volunteers with local Trout Unlimited chapters will introduce youth and others to the sport of fishing and provide education on fish identification and aquatic ecology. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs related to the day’s activities.

Due to the ongoing pandemic we ask that all participants not from the same household maintain at least six feet of distance apart and to wear masks if this is not possible. All forms must be filled out and received prior to the event. Participants who fail to fill out the required forms, fail to adhere to Covid-19 safety guidelines, or fail to follow staff direction will not be allowed to participate in the program.

All fishing supplies will be provided, though you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own if you have them. No fishing license is required.

For the safety of all of our program participants we kindly ask that you leave your pets at home.

For more information, contact Brent Gotsch at 845-688-3047 ext. 103, or by email at bwg37@cornell.edu. DEC charges a $6 fee per car for admission to the campground — all other activities at Family Fun and Fish Day are free.

Register by September 15, 2021 in order to participate.

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