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Virginia to host free fishing weekend

The Department of Game & Inland Fisheries has scheduled two free fishing days Sept. 28-29 in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day. Inclement weather during free fishing days in June prompted the department to add additional days. Anyone can fish free in public fresh waters around the state without having to buy a fishing license. A license is still required to fish in marine areas or saltwater portions of tidal waters. On Sept. 28, […]

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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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Free fishing Saturday, but the rules still apply

Saturday is one of two free fishing days in California. On July 7 and Sept. 1 this year, you don’t need a fishing license to fish in California. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife annually offers two free fishing days, typically around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. “Free fishing days provide endless opportunities to enjoy California’s wild places with family and friends,” said Charlton H. Bonham, director of CDFW in a […]

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Michigan allows free fishing without a license this weekend

Fish for free this weekend in Michigan. Anyone fishing Saturday or Sunday won’t need a license, although other rules still will be in effect, such as fish size and the number of fish to keep. The Department of Natural Resources says admission is free at state parks and recreation areas. In the Upper Peninsula, the Wakefield fire department in Gogebic (Go-GEY’-bic) County is holding an ice fishing contest Saturday. In Michigan’s Thumb, there will be […]

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Free fishing in Oregon follows Thanksgiving; and again New Year’s Eve

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to turn Black Friday into a rainbow weekend, then double up with a Christmas present to bring in the new year. Armed with a little-known bill passed in the last legislative session, the department has declared holiday extensions of its annual Free-Fishing weekend in June. The fun begins after Thanksgiving, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26, then repeats New Year’s Eve and New Years Day, Dec. […]

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Kids Free Fishing Day delights children and adults

More than 400 young anglers got hooked on trout fishing at Kids Free Fishing Day at Bennett Spring last Saturday. Kids ages 5 to 15 participated in the event where lots of rainbow trout were caught during the day, including a few lunkers. Hatchery manager Ben Havens said, “Everything went well, even the weather. We couldn’t have picked a better day for this event. We had a lot of kids that were 15, so this was their […]

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