On June 28 and June 29th you do not need to have a fishing license. That means that any of the 7,500 ponds and lakes as well as the 50,000 miles of rivers and streams are open to free fishing on these two days . The idea behind this is to get anyone of any age out fishing.
New York State has so much to offer and why not get a friend or family member involved with a sport that encourages people to get outside? It is time for inside couch potato to experience the relaxing yet exciting feeling of catching their first fish.
Did you know that New York State has 12 fish hatcheries? Each year they average approximately 1 million pounds of fish. Open Spring thru Fall it is a great stop for any age.
The Finger Lakes Region is beautiful and whether you just go to a local creek or one of the Finger Lakes, you will take away more than just a free fishing day. Take a look below do you live around this area? See which lake you are closest to.
Now, if I haven't convinced you yet to get out there and fish, then consider this. Fishing brings on relaxation, puts fresh food on the table, and it develops a good relationship with your kids. Enough said take advantage of the free fishing days and get back to the basics of life.
Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator