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2,000 rainbow trout dumped in Albany waters
ALBANY -- The New York Department of Conservation is stocking Six Mile Waterworks in Albany with nearly 2,000 rainbow trout.
The event kicks off the 2013 fresh water fishing season.
DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced several free fishing days throughout the spring and summer.
On those days, you do not need a fishing license to drop a line in the water.
"It's a great time to introduce people to the sport to see whether they like fishing. This is just a great day to get people out to fly fishing to promote the activity because it's so important to New York" Martens said.
Six Mile Waterworks has a variety of freshwater fish species including largemouth bass, sunfish, yellow perch, chain pickerel and brown bullhead.
For a list of Free Fishing Days, visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/.