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Free Fishing Days in Virginia begins this weekend

Posted at 10:59 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 10:59:35-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Whether you love to fish or if you are a novice, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is offering all Virginians the chance to fish for free this weekend.

Free Fishing Days begins Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7.

The free fishing weekend is an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends without having to spend money for a fishing license.

“Free fishing days are always an excellent opportunity to get out and try fishing for the first time, or to introduce new people to fishing,” said Ryan Brown, Executive Director of DGIF. “I would encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and all that Virginia’s outdoors have to offer.”

No fishing license, of any kind, is required for rod and reel fishing in public waters around the Commonwealth. Click here to find out where to fish near you.

Officials say all fishing regulations still apply, including size, season, catch limits, and gear restrictions.

For more information on fishing licenses, click here.