Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license. On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents).
*All other rules (e.g., seasons, bag and size limits) apply.
License-free freshwater days
-First Saturday and Sunday in April
-Second Saturday and Sunday in June
License-free saltwater days
-First Saturday and Sunday in June
-First Saturday in September
-Saturday following Thanksgiving
*The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbing, lobstering, scalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from shore or a boat. A snook or spiny lobster permit are not required on these days.