Dates for this event

Feb 17, 2024
Feb 18, 2024
Jun 29, 2024
Jun 30, 2024
Sep 28, 2024
Nov 11, 2024

NYS Free Fishing Days

February 17  - November 11
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Free Fishing Days

Free fishing days offer residents and non-residents who are 16 and older* to fish without a freshwater fishing license (*Kids under 16 can always fish for free!).

2024 Free Fishing Days Schedule

  • February 17-18 (President's Day Weekend)
  • June 29-30
  • September 28 (National Hunting and Fishing Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)

These days offer the perfect opportunity to try out fishing for the first time, to get back into the sport, or to take a friend or the whole family along to fish! Even though a license is not needed, all other fishing regulations apply.



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