ALBANY, N.Y.—New Yorkers will be able to fish from June 28 to 29 at thousands of locations without a fishing license.
New York residents will be able to fish without a license in any of the state’s 7,500 lakes and ponds of 50,000 miles of rivers and streams during the weekend of June 28 to 29.
“We want everyone to get out and experience these tremendous recreational opportunities this summer, and with our Free Fishing events, it’s never been easier to explore the great outdoors. I encourage all New Yorkers to cast a line this summer and see just what they’ve been missing,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo.
In an effort to improve recreational opportunities for sportsmen and women, free fishing days are part of Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative.
“Getting more people involved in the sport of fishing is an important component of Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative,” said state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens.
The Free Fishing Days program began in 1991 to allow people to see the fishing New York State has to offer.
For a list of all free fishing events, click here.