Free Fishing Weekend – June 24-25

Each year the last full weekend in June is designated as “Free Fishing Days” here in New York. This means anyone can fish the fresh waters of the state without a fishing license, making it a great opportunity to give it a try for the first time, introduce someone new to the sport, or reconnect with this fulfilling pastime.

Remaining Free Fishing Days in 2023 include September 23 (National Hunting & Fishing Day) and November 11 (Veterans Day). For a list of free fishing programs currently being offered visit our website. (The list is updated routinely, so check back often.)

Check out the following resources to help you plan your next trip on the water:

Places to Fish in New York
I FISH NY Beginners Guide to Freshwater Fishing (PDF)
Getting Started in Fishing Video Series

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