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Kids Fishing In New York

Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in NY.

Kids fishing

Fishing and the great outdoors offers kids an alternative to many influences they encounter in their busy lives today. A single fishing trip could be the turning point in a young life, and we encourage you to invest the time in New York kids. The rewards are endless and it takes so little effort.

Places in New York to take kids fishing

Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in the Empire State.

- Buckingham Lake Park
- Rensselaer Lake
- Thompson's Lake State Park
- Washington Park

Blue Mountain Lake
- Blue Mountain Lake

- Crotona Park Pond
- Hunts Point Riverside Park
- Pelham Bay Park
- Van Cortlandt Lake

- Beaver Island State Park
- Hoyt Lake

- Camaans Pond
- Forest City Park Pond
- Freeport Reservoir
- Grant Park Pond
- Hempstead Lake St Park
- Lower Twin Pond
- Mullener Pond
- Smith Pond
- Upper Twin Pond
- Wantagh Mill Pond

Long Island
- Artist Lake
- Avon Manor Pond
- Beaverdam Creek
- Big Reed Pond
- Canaan Lake
- Forge Pond
- Fresh Pond
- Hither Hills State Park
- Hook Pond
- Lake Ronkonkoma
- Lower Yaphank Lake
- Marratooka Pond
- Millers Pond
- Otis Pike Ponds
- Swan River
- Upper Mills Pond
- Upper Yaphank Lake
- Watermill Pond
- West Lake

New York
- Baisley Pond
- Central Park Ponds
- Bayswater Point State Park
- Kissena Lake
- Meadow Lake
- Oakland Lake
- Willow Lake

Niagra Falls
- Hyde Park
- Niagara River

- Piseco Lake

- Cobbs Hill Park
- Durand Eastman Park
- Ontario Beach Park
- Seneca Park
- Turning Point Park

Staten Island
- Clove Lakes Park
- Great Kills Park
- Martling Lake
- Silver Lake Reservoir
- Wolfe's Pond Park

- Silver Lake State Park

Top 3 tips for taking kids fishing in NY

1. Make sure that the goal is to have fun. Catching fish is a bonus.

2. Keep it simple. Simple tackle, techniques and locations.

3. Keep the focus on the kids. Be a hero by helping them enjoy the day.

Click here for more tips and details for a successful kids day fishing.

Jeremiah Austin & His Trout

Jeremiah Austin age 8 caught this 8.5 pound 24 inch brown trout the first time trout fishing in the Schenevus Creek in Otsego county New York.

Kids fishing photo

Kids, fishing and smiles naturally go together. Take a kid fishing and you just might change the course of their life. Then take pictures and send us one of them holding their prized catch. We will happily post it on our NY kids fishing photos page.

See tips, ideas and instructions for taking kids fishing.

Kids fishing locations and information, by state.


Help us identify other youth fishing spots in NY.

If you are aware of a great place to take kids fishing in your area, please let us know. We can add it to our list. Every kid that catches a fish there will appreciate the fact that you made the effort.

Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in New York.