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June 6, 2013, By B. Rosen
I would like to address the arrival of fisherman now using the Esplanade between Liberty Street and the South Cove. That strip of the esplanade between those two locations is home to bike riders, skate boarders, dog walkers, baby strollers, runners, and pedestrians.
The anglers there now never have less than three long rods extending into the walkway along with their paraphernalia and take up the entire space along the rail, from one rod to the other. Yesterday, I observed a fisherman who had hooked a fish step over the railing and out onto the wall to bring his catch up.
One PEP officer told me that fishing was allowed only from the South Cove down to the Battery Park. No one, especially the PEP officers, know the rules, Frankly, I think that they could not care less.