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Get Caught Up: Free Fishing Days 2018

CALIFORNIA — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds would-be anglers and others that this coming Saturday is another day of free fishing!

If you’re new to the sport of fishing, and not sure if you’ll enjoy it, a great opportunity awaits: CDFW offers two Free Fishing Days each year, and on these days, you can fish without a sport fishing license. Free Fishing Days provide a great, low-cost way to give fishing a try.

The second of two Free Fishing Days being offered by CDFW in 2018 is on Saturday, Sept. 1 (the first was on July 7). While all fishing regulations – such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures – remain in effect, anyone can fish without purchasing a fishing license on Free Fishing Days.

Some CDFW Regions offer a Fishing in the City program where you can go fishing in the middle of major metropolitan areas perhaps just a few blocks from your home. Fishing in the City and free fishing day clinics are designed to educate novice anglers about fishing ethics, fish habits, effective methods for catching fish, and fishing tackle. You can even learn how to clean and prepare your catch so you can enjoy it for dinner that night.

On Free Fishing Days, every angler must have the appropriate report card if they are fishing for:

  • steelhead
  • sturgeon
  • or salmon in the Smith and Klamath-Trinity River Systems.

For more info visit California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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