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DGIF to hold more free fishing days

Back in June, anglers were invited to fish for free, but inclement weather probably kept many home. So the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is offering two more free fishing days later this month, in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day. Anyone can fish for free in public fresh waters across Virginia without having to buy a fishing license on Sept. 28 and 29. State fishing regulations will still apply, and people […]

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Fish without a license Saturday as part of Free Fishing Day

Saturday, August 31 is the final Free Fishing Day in the state of California this year. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife holds two free fishing days each year. The first free fishing day this year was held on Saturday, July 6. Free Fishing Day gives amateur anglers or any interested fishermen a chance to experience and try out the sport without needing a state fishing license. Fish and Wildlife says it’s a good, low-cost way […]

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New Yorkers Free To Fish Without License For The Weekend

New Yorkers are free to fish without a license for the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, any New York resident can fish in one of the state’s 7,500 lakes and ponds or 70,000 miles of rivers and streams. It’s part of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s “Free Fishing Days” program. The first free fishing weekend of the year was held in February. There will also be free fishing days in September and November. For […]

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Fishing, cooking clinic is Saturday

Residents are invited to learn how to target walleye and crappie at Jumbo Reservoir in Julesburg, one of Colorado’s top angling lakes, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18. This class will give you some basic techniques and for targeting warm water fish around the country. Participants will not only learn how to catch fish, but also how to fillet them. Instructors will prepare and offer some fish to eat at the clinic. […]

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Fishing license sales flat, declining over past decade

Fishing license sales have been either flat or declining in Illinois for the past 10 years. The loss of sales have a direct impact on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ ability to enhance environmental habitats and Illinois’ multi-billion dollar fishing industry. Dan Stephenson, the chief of Fisheries for IDNR, said 650,000 to 700,000 fishing licenses are sold every year. IDNR is trying to get those numbers up, according to Stephenson. Changing demographics is part […]

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Don’t have a fishing license? No problem

Texas leads the nation in the number of people buying fishing licenses, with the 1.67 million licenses that Texans purchased a year ago topping the totals in such piscatorially popular states as California, Florida and Minnesota. This is a good thing for Texas anglers, the fish they pursue and the state’s environmental and economic health. The $55 million or so annually generated by fishing license fees is what keeps Texas fisheries and fishing afloat. Those […]

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