Angler will discuss John Burroughs as fisherman

Expert angler and fishing history enthusiast Mike O’Neil will talk about “Fishing in the Catskills” at John Burroughs’ Woodchuck lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Rd., Roxbury, Delaware County on Saturday, August 1 at 1 p.m.

The program is part of the Wild Saturdays series of free public programs at the Lodge, the historic summer home of noted naturalist John Burroughs during the last ten years of his life.

Mike O’Neil, an avid fisherman and writer, will draw on John Burroughs’ experiences of fishing in Woodland Valley and his time at Roxmor Inn. Mike will share his insights on fishing for native brook trout and what is found mostly in today’s waters.

Free tours of the Lodge will be offered before and after the talk, from 11 to 1 and 2 to 3, and again Sunday, Aug. 2 from 11 to 3. Donations towards the ongoing upkeep of this historic site are most welcome. Visit www.woodchucklodge.org for more information on John Burroughs (1837-1921), one of the most popular writers of his time, and to become a member of John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge.

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