The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites anglers to fish Arizona waters for free on Saturday, June 3. It’s an ideal time to take the family out for some fun and relaxing outdoor recreation. Arizona’s Free Fishing Day is celebrated as part of National Fishing and Boating Week. As an incentive, a fishing license is not required Saturday for persons fishing any public waters in Arizona.
“Whether you’re a seasoned angler who wants to introduce a newcomer to the sport, or someone who’s always been interested but never took that next step, this is the perfect time to get outdoors and experience what fishing in Arizona is all about,” said Julie Carter, aquatic wildlife branch chief.
While a fishing license is not needed Saturday, bag limits and other fishing regulations still apply and must be observed on Free Fishing Day. Children under 10 can fish for free all year long in Arizona so this special fishing license exemption means that older kids and parents get a free pass for the day as well.