Start Summer with Free Fishing Day June 2nd

Take the family fishing on Free Fishing Day June 2, 2018.

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What better way to celebrate the beginning of summer break than to take the family fishing. And there’s no better day than Saturday June 2nd: Free Fishing Day.

Free fishing day is a day when no one needs a license on any public waters.

Karen Marks is the aquatic education manager for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

A lot of our state parks already have free fishing in the parks any time of the year. But this Free Fishing Day, Saturday June 2nd is a day where you can go anywhere in the state of Texas, and go fishing without a license. [Cecilia] So, are we talking freshwater and saltwater, Karen?  [Karen] That’s correct: freshwater and saltwater.

The timing of Free Fishing Day couldn’t be better this year. Karen explains.

I was looking at our stocking schedule –so you can check the fishing reports and the stocking schedules online—but, I noticed that at our neighborhood fishing parks that are regularly stocked, April through November with Catfish, one of the stocking dates is June first—which is the day before the Free Fishing Day—so your catch rate ought to be pretty good.

Find information on free Fishing Day and Neighborhood Fishin’ ponds on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

The Sport Fish Restoration program supports our series.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife, Cecilia Nasti.

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