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Fishing festival set for Belmont Lake State Park

The ExploreLI Street Team catches a family fishing

The ExploreLI Street Team catches a family fishing at the annual Spring Family Fishing Festival in 2012. The 2013 festival will take place on April 13. Credit: X-Team

 The state will hold its annual Spring Family Fishing Festival on April 13 at Belmont Lake State Park, officials announced Tuesday.

Festival activities will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are free of charge. Participants won’t need a fishing license.

Activities will include fishing instruction and fly-casting demonstrations. The state Department of Environmental Conservation will provide loaner rods and free bait, although supplies are limited so participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing tackle if they have it. Fish cleaning services also will be provided.

Before the festival, the DEC will stock the lake with brown, brook and rainbow trout.

For more information, call the I FISH NY program at 631-444-0283, or Belmont Lake State Park at 631-667-5055. 

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