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November 11, 2019
8:00 AM
Time Details:
Start times listed are approximations. Please check New York State DEC's Fishing Regulations or check with your nearest DEC office for guidance on when you may fish. A DEC Region 6 office, which serves St. Lawrence County, is located in Potsdam.
Massena, NY 13662
315.265.3090 (DEC Region 6 Potsdam Offic
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2019 Free Fishing Day

Monday, November 11, 2019

The free fishing days program is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative and the upcoming free fishing days are the first of several planned for 2019, including June 29-30, Sept. 28 (National Hunting and Fishing Day), and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day). The free fishing days program began in 1991 to give people who might not fish a chance to try the rewarding sport at no cost, introduce people to a new hobby, and encourage people to support the sport by purchasing a New York State fishing license.

Winter anglers can catch a variety of fish while ice fishing, primarily perch, sunfish, pickerel, northern, and walleye. In addition, many waters throughout New York State are open to fishing for trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon.

During these designated days, residents and visitors are permitted to fish for free without a fishing license.

Free Fishing Days Details, Regulations and Helpful Publications