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CA Free Fishing Day


Sat 08 / 31 / 2024
6:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Statewide Free Fishing Day

Who can attend

Open to all


Free Fishing Days for 2024
Saturday, July 6 and Saturday, August 31
While all fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closurers are in effect, there are two days each year when anyone can fish without purchasing a fishing license.
If you are new to the sport of fishing and not sure if you will enjoy it, a great opportunity awaits you. CDFW offers two free fishing days each year. On these days you can fish without a sport fishing license. Free Fishing Days provide a great, low-cost way to give fishing a try. 
On Free Fishing Days, every angler must have the appropriate report card if they are fishing for: steelhead, sturgeon, or salmon in the Smith or Klamath -Trinity River systems.
See the CDFW Free Fishing Days webpage for more information.