Get outdoors and take advantage of the free fishing weekend!

The Department of Environment Conservation (DEC) is reminding you about free fishing in CNY June 24th and June 25th.

During free fishing days, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing regulations still apply. New York State residents and visitors age 16 and older will be able to fish the fresh or marine waters without a license.

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 get back to nature. So dig some worms, if you don't have a pole then borrow one and wet your line. Good Luck!

Next free fishing will be on September 22, and then November 11th, Veterans Day.

For more information visit the DEC website.