Statewide Opportunity to Give Angling a Try

Photo of young men fishing from a jetty

TheMaryland Department of Natural Resourcesinvites new or experienced anglers to enjoyMaryland’s License Free Fishing DaysJune 2, 9 and July 4.

This is a unique opportunity for Marylanders to test their fishing skills without the need to obtain a fishing license, trout stamp or registration.

“Free fishing days are the perfect opportunity to give the sport a try before deciding whether to get a license,”Fishing and Boating ServicesDirector David Blazer said. “Fishing is open from the surf of the Atlantic Ocean to the mountain streams of Western Maryland.”

All anglers must follow current size and catch limits. Anonline guideis available and a printed version can picked up at manyservice centersor local bait-and-tackle shops. The department also has dozens of other resources to help new or experienced anglers, includingangler access maps,Click Before You Castandfish identification charts.

Anglers who decide to get or renew their license can do soonline, by phone orat a licensing and registration service center.