On Saturday, June 8, 2019, Alabamians and visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 1-9. Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to enjoy the outstanding fishing opportunities Alabama has to offer without having to purchase a fishing license.
The fishing license exemption on Free Fishing Day does not affect some lakes and piers that may still require fees and permits. Fishing in a private pond requires the pond ownerâ€™s permission. Anglers can visit www.outdooralabama.com/fishing to find a great fishing spot for Free Fishing Day.
â€śFree Fishing Day is the perfect opportunity for non-anglers to test the fishing waters and to remind former anglers of all the fun theyâ€™ve been missing,â€ť said Nick Nichols, Fisheries Section Chief for the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. â€śItâ€™s a great opportunity for kids to learn how fun and exciting fishing is, while giving families a chance to do something together outdoors.â€ť
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabamaâ€™s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.