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Free Fishing Days

Throughout New York State

Spend the day catching fish for free!  During Free Fishing Days, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required!  All other freshwater fishing regulations will apply.

Whether it's your first time fishing or a family outing, this is a fun way to spend time outdoors.

Ideas for Free Fishing Days

  • Try fishing for the first time.
  • Haven't fished in a while? Remember the joy of catching a fish again for free!
  • Become an ambassador to the sport; take a friend fishing for the first time.
  • Invite a friend to New York to fish.
  • Take a spouse or significant other fishing.
  • Take the family fishing...and don't forget the grandparents!

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