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Catch-and-release fishing is permitted at the Prospect Park Lake in designated areas only. Please note that anyone over the age of 16 needs a fishing license from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC).

Anglers love Prospect Park for catch-and-release fishing! Brooklyn’s only lake is home to largemouth bass, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish, to name a few.


Rules and Safety

To protect the health and safety of wildlife and park habitats, make sure to comply with Prospect Park’s fishing rules and map.

Prospect Park Fishing Map

View the permitted fishing areas in Prospect Park.

Sustaining the Environment

Learn about Prospect Park Alliance’s work to sustain the environment.

Algal Bloom Notice

Algal blooms can be harmful to pets and people. Learn more about safety during blooms.

Nature in Prospect Park

Learn about the species that call Prospect Park home.

Support Your Park

Show your love for Brooklyn’s Backyard and sustain the park that sustains you.