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Belmont Lake Spring Family Fishing Festival

April 13, 10 am4 pm.
Free with $8 parking fee

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation welcomes all children and families to join the annual Spring Family Fishing Festival.

Festival activities are provided free of charge. Activities include open fishing, casting instruction, rod use, fish identification, fishing instruction, fly-casting demonstrations, and a
fish cleaning station. Additional activities for children of all ages will be held and prizes will be supplied by DEC’s I FISH NY Program. DEC and local fishing clubs will host informational displays and loaner rods and free bait will be available to participants. The supply of loaner rods is limited, so all are encouraged to bring their own fishing tackle if possible. 

The Spring Fishing Festival is designated as a free fishing event, so the freshwater fishing license requirement for anglers ages 16 and older is suspended for this event only. After 4pm, anglers will
need a valid State freshwater fishing license to legally fish. All fishing regulations will continue to apply.

A vehicle use fee of $8 will be in effect. Parking is free for Empire Pass holders. The 2024 Empire Pass can be purchased for $80 at State Park offices or online. This event will be held rain or shine!