The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently released a new instructional manual entitled “The I FISH NY Beginners’ Guide to Freshwater Fishing.”
The I FISH NY Beginners’ Guide to Freshwater Fishing manual is composed of nine modules:
The Fishes of New York
Basic Fishing Tackle and Techniques
Care of Your Catch
Safe and Responsible Angling
Intermediate Fishing Tackle and Techniques
The Waters of New York
The beginners’ guide provides important information for those desiring to get started in the sport of fishing while also providing a resource for educators to teach students on fish and the sport of fishing.
The manual will also prove helpful to those conducting free fishing events as part of the Governor’s expanded free fishing clinic program. Organizations or groups interested in conducting an event can find instructions and an application form on DEC’s website at the Conduct a Free Fishing Clinic webpage.
The I FISH NY Beginners’ Guide to Freshwater Fishing manual can be downloaded at DEC’s website.
The I FISH NY fishing promotion efforts are part of Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative. This initiative is designed to improve recreational opportunities for sportsmen and women and to boost tourism activities throughout the state.
It includes streamlining fishing and hunting licenses, reducing license fees, and improving access to fishing and hunting in New York State.
source: Department of Environmental Conservation