Free Fishing Days


During New York State 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 Days:

  • February 17-18, 2018
  • June 23-24, 2018
  • September 22, 2018
  • November 11, 2018

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

 *Information from the NYS DEC.*

New York State

Lake George, NY