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Free Fishing Day Announced by New York State


New York State will be honoring Veterans with a free fishing day on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th. The free fishing will be throughout the state and will be available for all.

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said, “DEC is proud to help honor New York veterans. With more than 7,500 lakes and ponds and 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, New York offers countless freshwater fishing opportunities across the state for anglers to enjoy year-round. DEC and our partners are committed to continuing to engage veterans and active duty military and share the many benefits fishing, hunting, hiking, and other outdoor activities can provide to physical and mental health.”

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation began the free fishing day back in 1991 to give those who may not fish the chance to give it a try for free. Anglers will not need a license for freshwater on Friday, but all other fishing regulations will still be in effect.

More information can be found at the DECs website HERE.

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