15 Passenger Van rentals in New York
Conversion Van Rentals and Long Island Fishing
Long Island offers sport fishing, commercial fishing, and boating. The area is ideal because there is so much shoreline for fishing. Wherever you are staying, you are just a short drive away from fishing. This area is known for some of the best fishing on the east coast, with over 80 world fishing records set here since 1980. Explore the various sites with a conversion van rental. Visit http://www.thefishingline.com/ - it is the best website to find out information about local fishing.
The salt waters around Long Island are ideal for flounder, mackerel, blackfish, weakfish, porgies, and fluke. Further out in the ocean, bluefish, shark, tuna, cod, and striped bass can be found.
Fishing Rules on Long Island
Anyone with a rod and some bait can fish for free off any public beach or pier. You can also rent a boat at most marinas. Otherwise you can charter a boat or hop on an open boat, which sail daily. To fish on lakes, ponds, and streams (freshwater fishing), a fishing license is required. A conversion van rental is ideal to bring all your equipment around Long Island. Fishing licenses are available at many fishing or sporting goods stores, local town halls, or the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation office in Stony Brook
Hempstead Harbor Park
Hempstead Harbor Park is set in Hempstead Harbor. There is a pier on the north side of the park that may be used for fishing without a requirement for a license. For those with a conversion van rental, there is a parking fee from May 28-September 5 of $17 for non-county residents.
The Parks Department of Suffolk County sells night fishing permits for access to parks during the hours they are normally closed (10PM - 6AM). Permits can be used at the following locations: Smith Point, Shinnecock East & West, Orient Point, Cupsogue, Shinnecock Canal and Theodore Roosevelt County Park. Permits (resident and nonresident) can be purchased at Smith Point, Shinnecock East, Sears Bellows, Theodore Roosevelt County Park and West Sayville Administration Office. There is no charge for the permit if you have purchased a Suffolk County Park recreation vehicle use permit for your conversion van rental.
For weather information and fishing reports visit: http://www.lieast.com/fishing.html. It is put together by weather services and fishermen with up-to-date information. You can stock up with everything you need at local fishing or sporting stores with your passenger rental van.