Hudson River Park's
Big City Fishing
Fish For Free in Multiple Locations!
Sundays 1–5pm Weather Permitting
6.1–9.28 on Pier 25 at N. Moore St.
7.6–8.24 on Pier 63 at W.23rd St.
Mondays, 5-7:30PM on 7.7–8.25 on Pier 25 at N. Moore St.
Tuesdays, 1-4PM 7.1–8.26 on Pier 84 at W.44th St.
Thursdays, 1-4PM 7.3–8.28 on Pier 46 at Charles St.
Catch & Release
All of the necessary supplies including rods, reels and bait, as well as formal instruction
Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Hudson River Park offers Big City Fishing, a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment.
We provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river.
Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
Fishing in Hudson River Park
- Anglers age 16 and older need to register with the NYSDEC in order to fish in Hudson River Park. Please visit NYSDEC’s Recreational Marine Fishing Registry for more information.
- Anglers are welcome to fish on their own throughout Hudson River Park except in areas where such activity is specifically prohibited, provided they obey all posted guidelines, and adhere to all applicable regulations. See the New York State Hudson River Fishing Regulations.
- Eating fish and crabs from the Hudson River can be harmful to your health. It is very important that people educate themselves about the health advisories concerning the consumption of Hudson River fish.
- I FISH NY Saltwater Fishing Guide for New York City Area I Fish NY brochure for general information on how to fish in the Lower Hudson River and surrounding area.