Fishing at the Harlem Meer RSS

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Fishing at the Harlem Meer
Catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer has become a favorite community pastime in Central Park, and the Meer has become the has preferred fishing area in the Park.
Fishing poles are available to borrow at The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, located on the north shore of the Meer. Picture ID required; instruction and bait (corn kernels) are provided with the poles.

The Harlem Meer is a thriving aquatic ecosystem that supports a wide variety of fish, waterfowl, turtles, plants and microorganisms. Some of the fish living in the Meer include largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel.


-Free for families and individuals. For groups of 5 or more, with a maximum of 20 people, reservations are required.
-Available April 1 to November 30
-Mon to Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (poles available until 3:00 pm)
-Sun: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (poles available until 1:00 pm)
-Phone: 212.860.1370

For rules, regulations and more information, click here.

Photo credit: Central Park Conservancy

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