It’s time to get your fishing rods ready because this Saturday, June 4, anglers will be able to catch some fish for free in any public waters in the state.
Arizona’s Free Fishing Day will be celebrated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department as part of National Fishing and Boating Week. And to encourage you to take your boat out to the water, a fishing license will not be required.
“Whether you’re a seasoned angler who wants to introduce a newcomer to the sport or someone who’s always been interested but never took the next step, this is the perfect time to get outdoors and experience what fishing in Arizona is all about,” said Julie Carter, aquatic wildlife branch chief.
Take into account that a license won’t be required on Saturday. However, anglers will have to respect bag limits, and other fishing regulations will still be applied.
Children under 10 can fish for free all year long in the state, so this Saturday, all the family can go out and spend an outdoor day with the whole family.
The purchase of a fishing license directly contributes to state conservation programs, including fisheries management, habitat protection, and fishing education.
In case you’re interested in purchasing a license after, they start at just $37 for 18 and older. Here’s where you can get all the info.
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