Free Fishing Weekend – June 29-30


Every year the last full weekend in June is designated as “Free Fishing Days” in New York. This means anyone can fish the freshwater lakes, rivers, streams and ponds without a fishing license, making it a great opportunity to give it a try for the first time, introduce someone new to the sport, or reconnect with this rewarding pastime.

Remaining Free Fishing Days in 2024 include September 28 (National Hunting & Fishing Day) and November 11 (Veterans Day). For a list of free Learn to Fish programs currently scheduled visit