Go Fishing On Free Fishing Weekend

Weekend of June 29-30 all may fish without a fishing license

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I-Chautauqua) today is reminding residents that the upcoming weekend, June 29-30, is free fishing weekend in New York State. During the weekend, anglers of all ages may fish without a license in any of New York’s fresh water lakes, rivers and streams.

“Chautauqua County’s waters are home to an outstanding variety of fish, from large and small mouth bass, to trout, musky and steelhead,” said Goodell. “Free fishing weekend is a chance for people of all ages to get out and enjoy our natural resources and encourage more people to get involved in the sport of fishing. I hope everyone takes this opportunity to spend some time with family and friends to enjoy the beautiful weather and waterways in our communities.”

New York is home to 7,500 lakes and ponds and 50,000 miles of rivers and streams. The free fishing weekend started in 1991 to allow all people the opportunity to sample the incredible fishing New York State has to offer. For more information on free fishing weekend and fishing licenses in New York, visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6091.html.