Free Fishing Days in New York State

Start Date: November 11, 2021 12:00am
End Date:

All NYS fresh water locations.


Free Fishing Days

During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing regulations still apply.

Upcoming Free Fishing Dates

  • February 13-14, 2021
  • June 26-27, 2021
  • September 25, 2021
  • November 11, 2021

Ideas for Free Fishing Days

  • Try fishing for the first time.
  • Haven't fished in a while? Remember the joy of catching a fish again for free!
  • Become an ambassador to the sport; take a friend fishing for the first time.
  • Invite a friend to New York to fish.
  • Take a spouse or significant other fishing.
  • Take the family fishing...and don't forget the grandparents!

For more information:

Learn to Fish

Free Fishing Clinics

Taking a Child Fishing

Places to Fish

Fishing Regulations


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