COVID-19 Update: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Prospect Park Alliance is not offering catch-and-release fishing as part of our Pop-Up Audubon program this year. However, catch-and-release fishing is permitted at the Prospect Park Lake. Please note that anyone over the age of 16 needs a fishing license from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), and special protocols are currently in place to ensure the safety of park visitors. Learn more about COVID-19 Safety Guidelines on the NYS DEP website.
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. In the summer, families can enjoy fishing clinics provided by the Prospect Park Alliance through Pop-Up Audubon.
Rules and Safety
To protect wildlife habitats, only catch-and-release fishing is allowed in designated areas.