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Fall '13 Newsletter (pdf) "A Brief History of Fish Stocking on Long Island, In NYC" is this issue's feature article. "Climate Change and Fish" is another topic of discussion in this issue. Also, get the 411 on some fishing hotspots and upcoming events on Long Island and in the New York City area.


Summer '13 Newsletter (pdf) "The Importance of Fishing Licenses & Regulations" is this issue's feature article. "What’s the best way to release fish with as little harm as possible?" We've got the answer in "Ask NYSDEC." Also, find out how to conduct your own free fishing clinic and learn about some fishing hotspots and upcoming events on Long Island and in the New York City area.


Spring '13 Newsletter (pdf) The feature article, by  I FISH NY’s Ann Ezelius, spotlights fish tagging, a useful tool for natural resource managers that offers the ability to track the movement of fish within a river system can be a useful tool for natural resource managers. Also, there's advice on why fishing line is rated in “pound test” Learn what is it and how it works. And, get the 411 on some fishing hotspots on Long Island and in the New York City area.


I FISH NY's event schedules for Long Island is now available for the 2013 spring - fall seasons. New York City events coming soon. More>


















We post this photo in loving memory of "Wild" Bill Holzapfel, a NY Bass Member and honorable I FISH NY Volunteer.



Fall '12 Newsletter (pdf) The feature article, by  I FISH NY’s James Macdonald Ph.D., discusses the Northern Snakehead - a large, predatory invasive fish with the potential for quick population growth. Also, there's advice for eating, preparing and storing seafood safely as well as a Fish 411 on fluke, what to do if a fish shallows the hook, and fishing hotspots on Long Island and in the New York City area.


Summer '12 Newsletter (pdf) The feature article, by NYS DEC's Dave Lengyel, discusses saltwater fly fishing on Long Island. Make sure to sign up for the "Summer Family Freshwater Fishing Clinic" on Saturday, August 4th at Hempstead Lake State Park from 10am-2pm (pre-registration is required). Also inside, details on techniques for fishing through the summer weeds, learning your lures, and fishing hotspots on Long Island and in the New York City area.


I FISH NY will be at the 5th Annual Pine Barrens Discovery Day this Saturday at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (LI Complex Visitor Center) in Shirley, NY. It's a full-day of fun for the whole family, with something for everyone ages 5 to adult. (pdf)


Spring '12 Newsletter (pdf) The feature article, by I FISH NY’s Ann Ezelius, discusses the "Cooperative Angler Diary Program." Come check out our –Spring Family Fishing Festival-- Saturday, April 14th from 10am-4pm. (No pre-registration required!). Also inside, details on fishing hotspots on Long Island and in the New York City area. A trout species identification and related cleaning and preparation tips for anglers also included.


I FISH NY is also seeking volunteers for the 2012 Spring Family Fishing Festival on Saturday, April 14th, at Belmont Lake State Park from 10am-4pm. See flyer (pdf) for more information or contact Ann Ezelius at 631-444-0283 to sign-up.


Attention all educators, scout leaders, and nature lovers! Save the date for the 2012 NYSEOA conference! This year the conference will be offered on Long Island at Brookhaven National Laboratory. For more information check out the "Save the Date" flyer (pdf) or visit www.nyseoa.org.


I FISH NY Fall 2011 Festival Draws Hundreds to Hempstead Lake More>


Fall '11 Newsletter (pdf) The feature article, by NYSDEC's James MacDonald, Ph.D, discusses exotic fish species on Long Island and in NYC. Come check out our last public event of the season - the Fall Family Fishing Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park--Saturday, October 15th from 10am-4pm. Also inside, details on fishing hotspots on Long Island and in the New York City area.


I FISH NY is looking for Volunteers for the Fall Fishing Festival, to be held October 15, 2011 at Hempstead Lake State Park. See flyer (pdf) for more information, or contact Ann Ezelius at 631-444-0283.


I FISH NY goes crabbin' and prepares events through the fall More>


NYSG programs on slowing the spread of Aquatic Invaders More>


Summer '11 Newsletter (pdf) The feature article discusses "Fishing Through the Weeds," and provides tips for largemouth bass fishing in the summer. This issues also includes an article on the Long Island Sound by NYSG's Larissa Graham, as well as a spotlight on identifying invasive plant species. Also inside, details on fishing hotspots on Long Island and in the New York City area.


Spr '11 Newsletter (pdf) Includes a feature article by NYSG's James MacDonald on the history of fishing regulations. Also inside, details on local fishing clubs on Long Island and in the New York City area, plus bass fishing techniques as well as fishing hotspots on LI and NYC.


Media: Fishing clinics fun, free (NY Post, June 19, 2011) (pdf)



Fall '10 Newsletter (pdf) Includes articles on the search for the elusive banded sunfish and NOAA Fisheries FishWatch Program. Also inside, a seafood safety update, plus find out where to fish in NY for trout (and what gear you'll need) as well as fishing hotspots on LI and NYC.


I FISH NY's Summer '10 Newsletter (pdf) The feature article, by NYSG Recreational Fisheries Specialist Ann Ezelius, covers the ways scientists can determine the age of a fish.Also inside, find out where on Long Island you can catch walleye as well as fishing hotspots on LI and NYC.


I FISH NY's Spring '10 Newsletter (pdf) The feature article, by NYSG Recreational Fisheries Specialist James MacDonald, spotlights the commercial, ecological, and historical importance of herring. Also inside, find out which species you can fish for during the winter-early spring on Long Island and get fishing hotspots on LI and NYC.


I FISH NY staff discuss the value of new lesson plans and activities for teachers More>


I FISH NY's Fall '09 Newsletter (pdf) The feature article, by I FISH NY staff, discusses the Recreational Marine Fishing License. Also inside: fishing hotspots on Long Island and throughout New York City and fish health advisory updates.


IFISHNY's new educational materials for teachers: lesson plans, background info, handouts and supplemental activities, all aligned with NYS Education Learning Standards. More >


I FISH NY events schedules are now available for the 2009 fall season. More >


Got game? I FISH NY does. We've got fish-themed matching, word finds and jumbles and mazes. More >  


I FISH NY's Summer'09 Newsletter (pdf) The feature article, by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and NY Sea Grant staff, discusses anglers, boaters and invasive species in New York waters.


I FISH NY's Spring '09 Newsletter (pdf) The feature article, by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's Regional Fisheries Manager Melissa Cohen, discusses the I FISH NY program in New York City.

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