NYPA fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will open for the season, Monday, April 6, weather permitting. The fish cleaning station also will be available as long as temperatures remain above freezing.
The fishing pier near Upper Mountain Fire Co. at the Lewiston Reservoir and at the water intakes along the upper Niagara River also will open for the season April 6. All are open daily from dawn to dusk and are admission-free.
For the pier at the base of the NYPA's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, parking is available near the pier and at the top of the hill next to the roadway that provides access to the pier. NYPA has completed a project providing users with a newly redesigned, paved road providing safer access to the fishing pier for vehicles and pedestrians. A new riverside walkway with a protective guardrail also was installed.
There are additional improvement projects scheduled this year. Fishermen should know that, because of ongoing long-term repair work, the power-producing unit closest to the pier will be out of service during the spring season. However, fishing will not be restricted at the pier during that project.
Starting in late summer, the handicapped access elevator will be out of service for replacement and the access ramp to the elevator also will be replaced. That small section of the pier will be closed to the public while the work progresses, but the remainder of the pier will remain open.
For information on the fishing pier, call 716-796-0135, ext. 45.