Onondaga County Parks

Programs

2014 Registration for all programs (except Fish 'n Party) opens Monday, March 17. Fishing licenses are not needed to participate and all programs are Catch & Release at Carpenter's Brook.

Go Fish! Public Fishing

Saturdays, April 12, 19 & May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014 (Please note: Public fishing will NOT be held on April 26)
9:30 - 11:30am
$5 per person

This popular spring program offers fishing for families, small groups and individuals. Volunteers will be on site to help beginners. This program accomodates a maximum of 30 per session.

Bait, rods & reels provided; if bringing please no treble hooks or minnows
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, CALL (315) 689-9367

Fish 'n Party

Sundays, May 11 - October 5, 2014
1 - 5pm (shelter is available for use beginning at 10am)
$75 per hour or $200 for the day
A wonderful party option, use of Brookside Shelter and exclusive time at the fishing pond. Reservations for this program may be made 11 months ahead of date.

Must bring own equipment & bait; please no treble hooks or minnows
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, CALL (315) 451-6249 (Parks Reservations Dept.)

Time Out to Fish

Monday - Friday, May 27 - July 18, 2014 (except July 4)
10am - 12pm or 1 - 3pm
$3 per person

This long running program offers school groups serving children with special needs as well as other small groups, senior citizens, and individuals with special needs the opportunity to fish for rainbow trout. Groups must consist of a minimum of 5/ maximum of 20. This program is sponsored by Friends of Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery.

  • May 27 - June 13 - All Sessions - Open to school groups serving children with special needs only
  • June 16 - July 18 - All Sessions - Open to other groups

Bait, rods & reels provided; if bringing please no treble hooks or minnows
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, CALL (315) 689-9367

Family Fishing Day

Saturday, May 31, 2014
9:30am - 1:30pm
Free

Kids and adults interested in learning the basics of freshwater fishing will enjoy a session of instruction provided by DEC staff, Carpenter's Brook staff and volunteers from the Friends of Carpenter's Brook. The session will consist of five 15 minute breakout stations with instruction:

  • Common fishing tackle and techniques
  • Fish Identification and biology
  • Conservation and ethics
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Fish preparation and cooking


Participants will have the chance to practice casting and fish during the second half of the session. Bait, tackle, rod and reels, and instructional materials will be provided. Bring a rod if you have one.
This program is sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Onondaga County Parks and the Friends of Carpenter's Brook.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, CALL (315) 689-9367 or (607) 753-3095 x213

Grandparent/Grandchild Fishing Days

Monday - Friday, July 21 - August 1, 2014
10am - 12pm or 1 - 3pm
$3 per child; adults free
(3 children per adult allowed)
This special activity offers a great opportunity for grandparents to enjoy quality time with their grandchildren, catch lunker trout and create memories for a lifetime.

Bait, rods & reels provided; if bringing please no treble hooks or minnows
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, CALL (315) 689-9367

Click here to view a great video taken by Syracuse.com at a recent Grandparent/Grandchild Fishing Day »

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