License Free Fishing Day

  • When: Saturday, June 3, 2023 - All Day Event
  • Cost: free

License-free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for those who don't yet have a fishing license to experience fishing, take youth fishing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license. On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers, including both residents and non-residents.

All other rules such as seasons, bag and size limits apply.

License-free freshwater days
First consecutive Saturday and Sunday in April
Second consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June

License-free saltwater days
First consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June
First Saturday in September
Saturday following Thanksgiving

The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbing, lobstering, scalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from shore or a boat. A snook or spiny lobster permit are also not required on these days.