State Schedules Free Fishing Dates

Six dates have been designated free fishing days in the state, when the fishing license requirement is waived for freshwater fishing in state waters.

The days are Feb.17 to 18 (Presidents’ Day Weekend), June 29 to 30, Sept. 28 (National Hunting and Fishing Day) and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day).

“The Free Fishing Days program provides a great opportunity for aspiring anglers to try freshwater fishing for the first time or former anglers to reconnect with one of America’s favorite pastimes,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said. “New York is blessed with an abundance of freshwater lakes, ponds, streams and rivers, allowing for memorable fishing experiences that increase tourism and benefit the economy.” 

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