SAN ANGELO, TX — Summer is officially here, and with that comes all the fun activities under the sun. One summer pastime Americans love is fishing. The Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) would like to remind everyone that Saturday, June 3, is Free Fishing Day. Free Fishing Day is a great opportunity to try fishing for the first time. So if someone you know is interested in learning how to fish, then invite them out this Saturday for some fun.
“On the first Saturday in June of each year, everyone can fish recreationally without licenses or endorsements. This opportunity exists so that more people can try fishing for the first time. If you already have your license, thank you for your support! Please consider inviting a friend or family member to join you,” TPWD said on their website.
Normally, to go fishing, one must have a fishing license. Each state in the U.S. issues fishing licenses in order to protect fish populations around the country. Obtaining a fishing license is easy and relatively inexpensive. People can purchase a fishing license for $30 or hunting and a Freshwater Fishing combination license for $50.
Prospective anglers can also enjoy free fishing this summer and year-round at more than 70 state parks throughout Texas. The only cost is the park entrance fee. All other fishing regulations, like length and bag limits, remain in effect. A fishing license and endorsement are not required if fishing on state park property or in waters completely enclosed by a state park. On man-made structures (docks, piers, jetties, etc.) within state parks, fishing is allowed by pole-and-line only, and each person is limited to two poles. Please check with the park before participating in any fishing activity and confirm any additional regulations.