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Women's Learn to Fish Seminar: Tributary Techniques

On Saturday, June 1st, 2024 women from various counties in New York State participated in the Women's Learn to Fish Seminar at the St. Mary's Archer Club in Waterport, NY. The event was put together by Orleans County Tourism, the New York Sea Grant, and representatives from the US Fish & Wildlife Service Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation office. 

Ron Bierstine, Orleans County Sportfishing Coordinator, provided classroom and hands-on learning for women who attended the seminar. Stream fishing basics, safety, and fish biology were covered. The women also practiced fly fishing and spin fishing techniques in the Oak Orchard River.

Orleans County offers great fishing opportunities year-round. Orleans County Tourism Director Dawn Borchert provides this fishing preview in our county.

"Orleans County is home to fantastic year-round fishing opportunities on our tributary waters that include Oak Orchard River, Johnson Creek, and Sandy Creek. The angling experiences here can be both relaxing and exhilarating with the diversity and productivity of the fishery of our tributaries and Lake Ontario," Borchert said.

Please remember to always adhere to New York State fishing rules and regulations, as well as possess a valid New York State fishing license. New York State fishing licenses can be found at the following local locations:

Thank you to New York Sea Grant, Lower Great Lakes Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office, and to all the women who attended for making this seminar happen. 

To learn more information about fishing in Orleans County explore our website, email, or call 585-589-3100. To request a travel or fishing guide please click here

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