Free Fishing Days

By Helen Partlow, Publisher June 3, 2021

NYS Free Fishing Days 

February 13-14, 2021

June 26-27, 2021

September 25, 2021

November 11, 2021

What better way to celebrate family fun time than a trip fishing! Free fishing days are a great time to start a new family hobby or revive an old fun pastime. Whether you take the family fishing for the first time or encourage a family new to the sport to join yours, it's guaranteed to be a fun day. (Whether you catch anything or not!)

Fishing and Kids:

Fishing can be fun for the family. It helps to keep the trips short for the first few times until you see how they like it. An hour or two is plenty of time to fish and include snack breaks or a picnic lunch as part of the trip. Don't forget some toys for them to play with! The more you make the trip about the kids, the more successful it will be. Try to find a few safe ways they can help you prepare the gear or reel in your catch!

Tips on a successful fishing trip with links to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's website!

Free Fishing Days are usually in February, June, September, and November

Even if the kids have no desire to go fishing again, it's always fun to try new things. Any kind of fishing trip can be celebrated with a walk along the water's edge, a stop at the playground, or even a scoop of ice cream on the way home. If they spent the whole time searching for frogs along the pond or trying to catch butterflies all day, at least you know you'll have other nature trips in your future!

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