Family Fishing Festival

Family Fishing Festival

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Come spend the morning with WXXI Kids, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and our partners at Powder Mills Park and learn how to FISH!

What: Everyone is welcome to learn how to fish! Join WXXI Kids, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and our partners to pick up a rod to try your hand at fishing in one of our Monroe County Parks! Partner organizations will be around for fly fishing demonstrations, hands-on activities, and to answer questions about where to fish, what you need to fish, and how to fish with young family members. Get engaged in citizen science and find out how you can help the NYSDEC learn about fish populations by joining the Angler Diary Program! 

Where: Powder Mills Park - 154 Park Road, Pittsford, NY - Park Map & Directions

When: Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Note: Since we'll be spending time outdoors, please come dressed appropriately for the weather. All of the activities during this event will take place outside - please wear appropriate clothing items (especially for chilly weather) - coats, gloves, hats, sneakers, hiking boots, winter boots, etc.

WXXI has several family friendly events and other citizen science activities planned as part of this American Spring LIVE outreach project, you can learn more about them at

Special thanks to our local and grant partners: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Monroe County, Monroe County Library System, Seneca Park Zoo, and the Greater Rochester After-School Alliance. 


Nature is a production of THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET and PBS. American Spring LIVE is a production of Berman Productions, Inc. and THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET.

Major support for Nature: American Spring LIVE was provided by the National Science Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation.

Local support for this event and other Nature events and special programming is provided by: