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Veteran Annual Free Fishing Day

November 11

Free Fishing Day

Veteran Annual Free Fishing Day

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation honors Veterans with Annual Free Fishing Day on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

On Free Fishing Days, the state waives the requirement for a freshwater fishing license, offering the perfect opportunity for beginners to try out the sport for the first time or for skilled anglers to bring along friends and family to experience New York’s world class waterways.

To locate a spot to fish on Veterans Day, check out some popular locations statewide on DEC’s Places to Fish site or the DEC info Locator Interactive Map. The HuntFishNY mobile app also offers the latest Tackle Box featurelisting fishing spots, parking information, boat launches, and more.

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