The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, conduct the annual Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival. Prior to the festival, Belmont Lake will be stocked with brown, brook, and rainbow trout on top of the lake’s large yellow perch population, providing a perfect opportunity to introduce families and friends to the wonderful sport of freshwater fishing. The freshwater fishing license requirement will be lifted temporarily. The festival is appropriate for people of all ages and activities include open fishing, fishing instruction, fly casting demonstrations, and a fish cleaning station. Children’s activities will include hands-on educational displays and a “Spring Fling” casting contest.