Three license-free fishing days this summer

Anyone Can Fish June 1, June 8 and July 4

News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

TheMaryland Department of Natural Resourcesinvites anglers to experience our state’s myriad waterways duringlicense-free fishing dayson June 1, June 8 and July 4. These annual events allow everyone the chance to test their fishing skills or reinvigorate their love of fishing without needing a license, trout stamp or registration.

Maryland hosts this opportunity annually on the first two Saturdays in June and on the Independence Day holiday. An individual may catch and possess finfish in any tidal and nontidal waters of Maryland, as long as it’s for recreational purposes.

“We are lucky to live in a state where you can fish in fresh, brackish and salt water — often all in the same day if you want,” Recreational Fishing Outreach Coordinator Erik Zlokovitz said. “This opportunity allows recreational anglers to try their hand at something new before committing to a license.”

All anglers must follow current size and catch limits. Anonline guideis available and a printed version can picked up at manyservice centersor local bait-and-tackle shops. Anglers are encouraged to submit their catches to theMaryland Angler’s Logor compete in the newFishMarylandcompetition. The department also has dozens of other resources to help new or experienced anglers, includingangler access maps,Click Before You Castandfish identification charts.

Anglers who decide to get or renew their license can do so eitheronline, on the department’smobile app, by phone or in person at any Maryland Department of TransportationMotor Vehicle Administrationlicensing center.

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