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New York State Free Fishing Days Return this Weekend


This weekend kicks of New York’s Free Fishing Days for 2023.

Those 16 and older will be able to fish in the state’s waters without a license on Saturday and Sunday. Kids under 16 can always fish for free.

While you won’t need a license, all other regulations still apply.

2023’s Free Fishing Days are below:

  • February 18-19 (President’s Day Weekend)
  • June 24-25
  • September 23 (National Hunting and Fishing Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)


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