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NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A...NY County, NY:

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IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING FISHING IN URBAN NYC DPR PARKS:

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*In The Park*

FISHING IN CENTRAL PARK:
"NY, NY, The URBAN CAPITOL Of The World!"... The World Famous Central Park To Be Exact. NYC DPR's "Flagship" Park. HQ Home Of NYC DPR. Manhattan's Only Freshwater Lake, Freshwater Ponds, And Freshwater Fishing Spot.

The 843 Acre Park Is Host To Some 25 Million Visitors Each Year. It Has The Most "Water Bodies" Out Of All NYC DPR Parks.

It Is Said That Some "50,000 Fish" Reside In "The Harlem Meer" Alone. (Total Of Varied Species).

The Following Listed Bodies Of Water Can Be Found In The Park. NYC DPR, As Well As The Central Park Conservancy Prefer You Fish In "The HARLEM MEER' (A Dutch Word Meaning Lake). It Is Located At The Northern End Of The Park On 110th. Street Near Fifth Avenue. The DANA DISCOVERY CENTER Is Located There. During (Fishing) Season, Kids Can Take Lessons On Learning How To Fish. With Proper Id, You Can Obtain A Loaner Bamboo Rod To Fish The MEER With. But You Must Return It When You Are Done.

For Further Details On The Park, The Dana Discovery Center, Fishing In The Park, Please Visit The CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY Website By Clicking On The Link Below.

The Parks Bodies Of Water Are As Follows:
A.) The Lake. Near The West Drive At West 72nd.-79th. Street's Approximately.
B.) Turtle Pond. East Of The Lake, In The Area By The "Bethesdea Fountain" (used As A Location Backdrop In Many Films, Tv Shows, Tv Commercials). FISHING IS NOT PERMITTED HERE. "Fish The Meer!."
B.) The Harlem Meer. The Parks "Official Fishing Spot."
West 110th. Street Off Of 5th. Avenue.
C.) The Pond. The Central Park Pond Is Located At The SouthEast End Of The Park. It Is Approximately Just Off Of Central Park South/Fifth Avenue/59th. Street Area. It Is Surrounded By A Fence Making Fishing Is Impossible.
D.) Conservatory Water. East 75th. St. Off Of Fifth Avenue.
E.) The POOL. Just Off Of Central Park West, From West 100th.-106th. Street's.
F.) The Jacquline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Located Between The East And West Drive's, Between West 86th.-96th. Street's. FISHING IS NOT PERMITTED THERE.  NYC Road Runners Members Jog Around This High Fenced Body Of Water.  In Reality, "FISH THE HARLEM MEER!."

An Official Guide To Fishing In Central Park Can Be Obtained At The Information And Reception Counter At The Dana Discovery Center.

You'd Be Surprised To Find That Many Resident NYC Celebrities, VIP's, Are Avid Central Park Freshwater Fishermen And Fisherwomen. Since I Personallt Know A Few, They Asked That I Not Reveal Their Identity. Done!.

Best MANHATTAN Sources For Freshwater Bait & Tackle:

1.) CAPITOL FISHING TACKLE, 218 West 23rd. Street
(7-8th. Ave.'s). Artificial Freshwater Baits, Rods, Reels.
No Freshwater License Sales.

2.) The URBAN ANGLER, Broadway At West 25th. Street.
Look For Their Banner Hanging Above The Street level Electronics Dealer.

3.) PARAGON SPORTS, Broadway Near W. 17th. Street In The Union Square Area. Fresh And Saltwater Tackle. No Fresh Bait. "Sells NYS Sporting License's." Nice Selection Of Flyfishing, Fresh And Saltwater Gear!.
4.) Also Try "ORVIS" For Any B&T.
They Are In The Mn. Phone Book.
 
Note: Manhattan MODELL SPORTS, And SPORTS AUTHORITY Outlets Do Not Sell Fishing Gear. Mostly Saltwater Rods, Reels, Combos Are Sold At The 2 Manhattan BIG K MART Outlets At Penn Station, And By Cooper Union, In The East Village).

FRESHWATER LICENSE: The County Clerks Office Located In The Municipal Bldg., Center St. & Chambers St., Opposite City Hall. Check The Mn. Phone Book.



SPECIES OF FISH FOUND IN CENTRAL PARKS WATERS: Carp; Chain Pickerel; Golden Shiner; LM Bass; Pumpkinseed Sunfish; Bluegill Sunfish. They Are Especially Stocked In The Harlem Meer.

To Report Wildlife In Trouble, Or Wish To Report A Park-Related Problem, Please Call "311." For Police/Medical Related Emergencies Please Dial "9-1-1." This Is Whom You Call Relating To All NYC DPR Parks.

NYC DPR HQ IS LOCATED IN THE PARK IN "The ARSENAL" AT 830 Fifth Avenue (East 60's).
REFERENCE: NYC DPR : The Hon. Adrian Benepe Is NYC DPR Commissioner; CENTRAL PARK OPERATIONS: 1- (212) 268-1036; Urban Park Rangers 1- (212) 360-2774; Community Relations 1- (212) 360-1422; Central Park Conservancy 1- (212) 310-6600. Doug Blonsky Is Central Park's Administrator.

IMPORTANT "MUST-READ" ARTICLES BY NYS DEC (Regions 1 & 2: THEY ARE ENTITLED, "A GUIDE TO NYC PARKS FRESHWATER FISHING"; "RESULTS OF A RECENT ANGLER SURVEY OF The PROSPECT PARK LAKE"; And AN ARTICLE ENTITLED, "A LOOK INTO THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE MANAGEMENT OF PROSPECT PARK LAKE",
CAN BE FOUND ONLINE FROM NYS DEC AT: "www.dec.state.ny.us/website/reg1/sweetwater2.html"
Once There on Their Website, Scroll Down The Listings And Read The Articles In The "Spring 2003", "Spring 2002", And "2001-NYC FISHING" Issues. Each Of The Noted Articles Are A "Must Read" For All Current and Potential Urban NYC Parks Freshwater Anglers. Two Final Notes. 1.)To Properly Read The Noted Files (Articles), You Will Need "Adobe AcrobaT Reader", Which Is Available Free @ Adobe.com
2.) "The SWEET WATER ANGLER" Was Edited And Published By Greg Kozlowski Of Region 2. Unfortunately They No Longer Publish It. It Was In Fact The Official Newsletter Of The DEC Long Island And NYC Freshwater Fisheries Management Units. Tight Lines And Good Reading To One And All.

CENTRAL PARKS FISHING SEASON  IS IN FULL SWING... KIDS CAN LEARN TO FISH: 
WE'RE REFERRING TO  CENTRAL PARK's HARLEM MEER, ("MEER" Is Dutch For Lake). Visit The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, On-Site, Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Through Mid-October, Where Bamboo Poles And Corn Kernels Or Dough Bread Bait Are Provided To You To Use If You Bring Valid Id. TheBamboo Poles Must Be Returned When You Finish Fishing. Children Under 14 Must Be Accompanied By A Parent Or Guardian. A Maximum Of 90 Poles Will Be Distributed Each Day. Groups Larger Than 10 Must Call (212) 860-1370 For Reservations, At Least 2 Weeks In Advance To Reserve Poles. A Maximum Of 20 Poles Is Issued Per Group. This Popular Catch-And Release Freshwater Fishing Spot Is Located At The Northern Most Part Of The Park At West 110th. Street, Along Lenox To Fifth Avenue's. Species Of Fish That Reside In The "Harlem Meer" Include: Golden Shiners, LMB's, Pumpkinseed's, Bluegill's, Carp, And Chain Pickerel. If You Plan A Trip To NYC (Manhattan Especially) And Want To "Get A Pole Wet", This Is The Place To Go!. All NYS DEC Rules & Regs. Apply In The Park. You Can Pickup A Free Copy Of "A Guide To Fishing In Central Park" At The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. Visit Their Website @ WWW.CENTRALPARKNYC.ORG 

Remember: By NY State Law, Anglers 16 Yrs. Of Age And Older Are Required To Posess A Valid NY State Fishing License (They Issue Them For Temporary Visitors, And Non-Residents). NYC Parks, Prospect Parks Audobon Center, And Central Parks Dana Discovery Center "Do Not Issue Nor Sell The NYS Fishing License." For Information on The License, Or To Obtain One Online, Please Visit The Official NYS DEC Website, Or Visit Your Local NY State Bait & Tackle Shop That Officially Issues Them!. In Reality, Most B&T's Here In The 5 Boroughs Of NYC "Do Not Sell Them." Damn Shame They Do Not. Do READ My EDITORIAL Located On This Very Page Regarding That Subject.

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE (Click Image)

CENTRAL PARK FISHING Blogspot

Central Park Ambulance Volunteers - Saving Lives

Central Park Ambulance Volunteers - A History Of Saving Lives!.

CENTRAL PARK MEDICAL UNIT WEBSITE

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TRANSIT NOTE: The "C" Train, And  Lexington Avenue "4","5",6" Trains Get You Closest  To "The Harlem Meer."  
 The "B", "C", "N", "Q", "R", "W" Stop Near The Southern End Of The Park  (I.E.: W. 57th. Street, South Of Central Park South).  The Subway Also Stops At Columbus Circle (Lower W. Side Of Park), And Along Central Park West As Well.
 

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"Long Winded Tales And Bullshittin"..."We Recreational Fishermen Invented Them", Invented The Terms!." We How Ever We Can Not Be Held Accountable For The Migraine Headaches,  Often Known To Be Associated With Such Unnecessary Verbal Innuendo!.
 
 



Note: All "LINKS" Provided herein are provided to you the angler as a service. We cannot and will not be held Legally responsible in any form or manner, relating to the content on any noted "Site", nor for any problems you may encounter in Linking to them via OUR Website. Our Site Is "Virus Free!." Should you get a Virus from any Listed "Other Linked Site", Don't Blame Us!.  We cannot vouch for, nor take any legal responsibility, for any and all problems (if any) you may personally encounter in dealing with any ""Bait & Tackle Shop", Nor Any Charter Or Party Boat" Linked To/Listed herein---So Please personally take such/those matters up personally with the vessel Captain, and/or Shop Owner. 

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