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Free Fishing Day!
Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by learning a skill that’s been passed down through generations of our ancestors. Free fishing days offer residents and non-residents who are 16 and older* to fish without a freshwater fishing license or recreational marine fishing registration (*Kids under 16 can always fish for free!). These days offer the perfect opportunity to try out fishing for the first time, to get back into the sport, or to take a friend or the whole family along! (Even though a license is not needed, all other fishing regulations apply.) Don’t have fishing equipment? Borrow fishing gear for the day from one of the many providers statewide!
To find a list of providers and learn more about fishing regulations, Learn to Fish clinics, and other helpful tips, please visit: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/44804.html