On Monday, April 1 at 10 a.m., the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will stock Six Mile Waterworks with nearly 2,000 catchable size rainbow trout during a Free Fishing Event to kick off the 2013 fresh water fishing season.

In addition, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens will make an announcement regarding 2013 Free Fishing Weekends.

Six Mile Waterworks is home to a variety of freshwater fish species including: largemouth bass, sunfish, yellow perch, chain pickerel, brown bullhead and most recently, rainbow trout. 

WHO: DEC Commissioner Joe Martens

DEC Regional Director, Gene Kelly

Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings

Executive Director of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, Chris Hawver

Local sportsmen

Other state and local elected officials

Members of the public are invited to participate in the Free Fishing event

WHAT: Six Mile Waterworks Trout Stocking event stocked by VanHornesville Fish Hatchery and Free Fishing event.

When stocking is complete, anyone can fish without a fishing license from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Participants must comply with current fishing regulations. DEC Fisheries staff will be available to provide casting instruction and other fishing education as needed. Fishing equipment and bait will be available for people to use. LL Bean will also be present to provide fly casting demonstrations.

(Visuals: stocking the lake with nearly 2,000 rainbow trout, involving a truck and bucket brigade, local volunteers and local residents participating in Free Fishing event).

WHERE: City of Albany’s Six Mile Waterworks located off of Fuller Road between Washington and Central Avenues.

WHEN: 10 a.m., Monday, April 1

DEC Contact: Rick Georgeson, 518-357-2075

Image courtesy New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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