The great outdoors: State ‘Free Fishing Weekend’ is Saturday and Sunday

State residents are take advantage of the upcoming first Free Fishing Weekend of 2021. The event is set for Saturday and Sunday. Anglers are permitted to fish for free without a license.

“New York is home to some of the best lakes, ponds, rivers and streams in the world, all offering exceptional fishing opportunities all year round,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a news release. “As the nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, families are seeking outdoor activities that don’t break the bank or require extensive travel, and this Free Fishing weekend is a perfect option for anglers of all experience levels to enjoy the very best that the Empire State has to offer.”

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