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Free Fishing Weekend is this Saturday and Sunday in New York State

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminds New Yorkers that first of four statewide free fishing days is this this weekend, Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17. During these designated days, residents and visitors are permitted to fish for free without a fishing license.

“Presidents’ Day weekend was specifically selected as one of New York’s free fishing weekends because so many kids are out of school and families are looking for fun activities to do together,” said Seggos.

New York’s sport fishing industry generates an estimated $3 billion in economic activity annually and supports nearly 20,000 jobs statewide, according to state officials.