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Catch & Keep Trout Fishing: August at the CSH Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Catch and Keep Trout Fishing in Cold Spring Harbor.

Since people love to fish, and since the families that fish at the Hatchery can’t get enough of the sport, the Hatchery is pleased to announce that during the month of August the Catch & Keep Trout fishing program will take place seven days a week.  “Since the sport takes place where youngsters can also learn about trout and many other native fresh water species by touring the Hatchery’s Aquarium’s and outdoor ponds, fishing at the Hatchery is a great way for kids to first experience the sport, the thrill of hauling in their first catch, and going home not only with a fish, but some knowledge as well,” said Steven DeSimone, Hatchery Director.

The Hatchery’s Catch & Keep Trout Fishing Program will be available seven days a week during the month of August.  Space is limited, it’s on a first come, first serve basis.  The sessions run from 10:00am – 12:00pm; again from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.  On Saturday and Sunday during the summer there is an extra session from 4:00-6:00.  Call for fees.  You can bring your own rod, but not a flycaster.

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

1660 Rte 25A, Cold Spring Harbor NY

Date:  month of August, seven days a week

For fees and further info:  call 516-692-6768; or visit website:

The Hatchery, which after 99 years of operation as a State facility, opened as a private non-profit educational institution in 1982.  Its visitors can tour two aquarium buildings which house many species of freshwater fish, aquatic reptiles and amphibians, all native to New York.  There are six outdoor ponds where brook and rainbow trout are raised and sold to enthusiasts who use them to stock their ponds.  In addition to the trout ponds, the Hatchery also maintains a warm water fish pond and a turtle pond.  Catch & Keep Trout Fishing is one of the favorite Hatchery activities.  For further information, call 516-692-6768, or visit


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