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Maryland Free Fishing Days Set June and July

Unique Opportunity to Learn or Rediscover the Sport

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites residents to participate in the state’s three, free fishing days in 2017: June 3, June 10 and July 4.

They provide a unique opportunity to fish the state’s waters without obtaining a fishing license, stamp or registration.

“Maryland has a wealth of public fishing waters, where anglers can catch anything from cold-water trout and striped bass to tasty white perch and more than 60 other species,” Fishing and Boating Services Director David Blazer said. “Free fishing days are a great way for any Marylander to learn or rediscover the sport.”

Anglers must adhere to size and catch limits. Convenient fishing spots can be located on the department’s free mobile app and the Angler’s Access map.

There are nearly two dozen License-Free Fishing Areas located throughout the state, where anglers can access prime fishing areas with a free angler registration. Any angler under the age of 16 is not required to have a fishing license.


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