Free Fishing Days

During National Fishing and Boating Week, all states (and Washington, DC) offer free fishing days. Free fishing days are a perfect opportunity for beginners to try out fishing for the first time. If you already fish with a license, on Free Fishing Days, consider taking a friend or family member who has never been fishing, out on the water on June 8 or June 9, 2019.

National Fishing and Boating Week is a national celebration of fishing and boating, an event that highlights the importance of recreational boating and fishing in enhancing our quality of life and preserving our country’s natural beauty. Learn more about National Fishing and Boating Week at

Event Details

  • Start Date: June 8 - 9, 2019
  • End Date: June 9, 2019

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