June 9 is free fishing day

By January 1, 1970June 7th, 2018No Comments

Saturday, June 9th is Free Fishing Day, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game invites veteran and novice anglers of all ages, residents and nonresidents alike, to celebrate the day by fishing anywhere in Idaho without a license, according to a press release from IDFG. Though fishing license requirements are suspended for the day, all other rules, such as limits or tackle restrictions, remain in effect.

“Free fishing day provides a great opportunity for novices to give fishing a try and perhaps develop it into a life-long pursuit,” said  Joe Kozfkay, Idaho Fish and Game regional fish manager. “Parents are encouraged to bring their children out for a day of fun fishing excitement.”

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Lack of fishing experience is no excuse, said the release. At special locations around the southwest region, equipment will be available for use and fishing experts will be on hand to help novice anglers learn the ins and outs of fishing. In addition, all designated locations will be stocked with hatchery rainbow trout prior to “the special day.” IDFG hopes Idahoans will “look for the event nearest you and take a kid fishing.

For more information regarding Free Fishing Day, contact the Idaho Fish and Game McCall office (208-634-8137) or the Nampa office (208-465-8465).


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