This could be the best family weekend ever if you get out and take advantage of the free fishing weekend. 

The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation (DEC) offers three weekends a year for free fishing. June 24th and June 25th is the second free weekend for 2017. Residents and visitors age 16 and older will be able to fish the fresh or marine waters of New York State without a license. Please remember all other fishing regulations still apply.


This weekend is a great time to try or rediscover fishing. You can do it alone, with friends, you can even bring your grandparents. Free fishing weekends offer up the chance to get disconnected from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives and hectic schedules. So dig some worms, if you don't have a pole then borrow one and get back to nature.

Next free fishing will be on November 11th, Veterans Day.

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