Free! Learn to Fish Clinic at Six Mile Waterworks

Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 10:00 am

10:00 am - 04:00 PM

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Learn how to fish at this free sport fishing clinic at Six Mile Waterworks conducted by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Bureau of Fisheries, Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, City of Albany, and Albany County Parks and Recreation Department. In addition to casting a rod and catching fish, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology, and more! All equipment and bait is provided. No prior experience needed. An event for all ages. Rain date June 1, 2024.

Six Mile Waterworks is located in the City of Albany and the easternmost region of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve on Rensselaer Lake just off Fuller Road, about 0.2 miles north of I-90.

During this clinic no freshwater fishing license is required*, but all other statewide freshwater fishing regulations remain in effect (*Kids under 16 can always fish for free!). 

This program is part of our 2024 Lupine Fest passport program, where you can earn prizes by participating in events all month long! To get your passport visit or download the Goosechase app and search for “Albany Lupine Fest”.

Trailhead #3 Six Mile Waterworks
Directions from Discovery Center to Rensselaer Lake (Six-Mile Waterworks) on Fuller Road (Trailhead 3). At traffic light in front of Discovery Center building, turn left onto Route 155. Proceed 0.5 miles to the next traffic light. Turn left onto Washington Avenue Extension. Proceed on Washington Ave. Extension for 2.3 miles to the Fuller Road exit. Take the ramp. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Fuller Road. Travel approximately 0.1 miles to a second traffic circle. Rensselaer Lake Preserve and Park Entrance (Six-Mile Park) is the 3rd exit off the traffic circle.