With fishing poles in hand and fishing superstars at the ready to give pointers, the first experience of reeling in a catch next week for hundreds of young New Yorkers is sure to be a memorable one.

New York City may not be what you imagine when you think of prime fishing holes. But Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is exactly where 400 to 500 kids will be angling alongside Fishing League Worldwide tour pros Tom Redington and Grae Buck Tuesday evening.

What makes Brooklyn Fishing Day even more exciting? Zebco is giving the first 400 boys registered for the event a free rod and reel.

That means some New York City families who may rarely have the chance to fish will be equipped to cast a line in their own urban backyard.

Cub Scouts and Outdoor Adventures

Brooklyn Fishing Day is one way Boy Scouts of America brings outdoor adventure to youth in all parts of the country. The event marks one of Scouting’s many opportunities for children and families to learn about the outdoors from a hands-on, unique perspective.

All interested families are invited to attend this free fishing event and experience the types of activities Scouting offers.

Brooklyn Fishing Day will take place Tuesday, June 20 at Prospect Park Boat House (101 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11225) from 5 to 9 p.m.

There is still time to sign your kids up. Interested families can register for this free event at bsa-gnyc.org/fishbrooklyn.

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