The Lure of Urban Fishing

Esther Wang, a journalist, joined the local news organization, Hell Gate, to write a fishing column called “OnlyFins,” focusing on her passion for fishing in New York’s polluted waters. The website launched in May 2022.

Wang enjoys both fishing and podcasting, finding diverse fishing spots in the city. The Hudson River offers excellent fishing, and Prospect Park Lake in Brooklyn is home to various fish species. Despite occasional challenges, Wang embraces the city’s fishing scene, sharing her experiences with readers.

Hell Gate values unique content over traditional metrics and has garnered support from subscribers and backers like Craig Newmark. Wang’s fishing adventures offer an intimate perspective of the city, paralleling her work as a journalist.

Images/Source: TheNewYorker

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