In celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday., Sept. 26, the Friends of Glimmerglass State Park will host a family fishing clinic from 10 a.m. to noon with Natural Resource Steward Biologist Tom Hughes.

Hughes will begin the program with aquatic ecology and fish identification. In addition to learning how to fish, participants will learn about fishing equipment, fishing techniques and angling ethics. Some loaner rods will be available; bait, tackle and educational materials will be provided. Participants may bring their own equipment. Those 16 years of age and older must have a New York state fishing license.

Later in the day, there will be a slide show presentation, "Fishes of New York," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Lake View room. Hughes will speak about fish diversity, research results and management techniques in New York state.

He will give a tour of fish families with a focus on fish in Otsego Lake. There will be live fish on display. Time will be allotted for questions and answers following the presentation.

Refreshments will be served. These free public programs are part of the on-going events sponsored by the Friends of Glimmerglass State Park. There is no park admission fee. For more information, call 547-8662 or e-mail

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