Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared Saturday to be Free Fishing Day, waiving the need for a freshwater fishing license.
“Spending time on New York’s world-class waters is one of the best ways to enjoy the final days of summer,” Hochul said. “New York’s free fishing days, clinics, and other opportunities to connect with nature give New Yorkers and visitors alike the opportunity to cast a line and enjoy the abundant natural beauty found in every corner of the Empire State.”
The state’s Free Fishing Days program began in 1991 to give those who might not fish the chance to try the activity for free and learn about a new hobby.