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Maryland Free Fishing Days: June 7, 14 and July 4

Young girl fishing with grandfather at Gunpowder Falls State Park Everyone is invited to grab a rod, get outside and enjoy the State’s excellent fishing opportunities through free fishing days on June 7, June 14 and July 4. No fishing license, stamp or registration is required to recreationally fish in State waters on these days.

Maryland also features 23 unique license-free fishing areas, where anglers can fish without a license throughout the year. However, a free Maryland Saltwater Angler Registration is required in these areas except on free fishing days.

As always, anglers must adhere to fishing regulations, including size and possession limits, which are available online in the digital 2014 Maryland Fishing Guide. Printed copies of the guide are offered at most Maryland tackle shops and any of the seven Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Service Centers.

Anglers 15 years and younger do not need a license to fish, year-round.

DNR invites young anglers to keep up-to-date on youth fishing events by joining the free Maryland Youth Fishing Club, and encourages anglers of all ages to share their photos and experiences through the Maryland Angler’s Log.

DNR encourages anglers to take advantage of the fishing guide and charter options in Maryland. Consult the DNR online Map of Licensed Charter Boats & Fishing Guides to find a professional near you.