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Community Science Fishing


Friday, July 19, 2024


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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July 19 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of catch-and-release line fishing from the Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy’s own expert anglers. During this clinic, participants of all ages will learn how to tie knots, bait a hook, drop a line, and (with some luck) reel up a fish! Contribute to the Conservancy’s community science efforts as we collect data from our catch to assess the health of the East River.

No experience or supplies needed – equipment is provided but please note only a limited rods are available to loan and will be handed out on a first come, first served basis. All ages are welcome at this free event! Visit our FAQ’s below for more information.

Registering in advance is not required but highly recommended to expedite your participation and to receive reminders and last minute cancellation information in the event there’s inclement weather.

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© John Eng

© John Eng

Man holding a fish over a bucket while another man measures it.

© Peter Park

Close up of man and young boy with a fishing rod on a sunny. The boy is reaching for the hook. Other fishers seen in the background.

© Etienne Frossard

© John Eng

© Hakan Uzumcu

© Hakan Uzumcu

© Hakan Uzumcu

© Hakan Uzumcu

© Hakan Uzumcu

Group of people fishing along the promenade on a sunny day. Young boy in the front looks up at fishing rod. NYC ferry seen in the background.

© Etienne Frossard

Citizen science fishing clinics at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

What if I’ve never fished? Do I need to bring my own supplies?

What is “Community Science”?

What data does the Conservancy collect during its community science events?

What does the Conservancy do with the community science data it collects?

Can I fish on my own in Brooklyn Bridge Park?

There’s unsettled weather forecast, will events be cancelled?

Are there public restrooms?


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