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Texas offers free fishing day this Saturday

Posted at 3:45 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 18:30:46-04


This Saturday, a hook and line are all you will need to catch a big one.  The State is kicking off National Fishing and Boating Week with the annual campaign to encourage fishing and boating.  Anglers can fish any public waterbody in the state throughout Saturday without a license.

To help celebrate Free Fishing Day, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and other organizations are hosting many free events around the state on Saturday, June 1, 2019, to provide fun, high-quality fishing opportunities to anglers of all skill levels and all ages.

Although June 1 is designated as Free Fishing Day in Texas, fishing is free year-round at every Texas State Park. Anglers should keep in mind that a fishing license is needed when fishing in federal waters for the private recreational angler red snapper season opening June 1.