Maryland Free Fishing Days for 2011
6/02/2011 | Posted by pgenoveseTags: Recreational
Fishing Licenses not required on June 4th, 11th and July 4th
The State of Maryland encourages new anglers and visitors to sample the state’s excellent fishing opportunities by fishing without licenses on the first two Saturdays of June and on July 4th.
“This is an excellent opportunity to check out the exceptional fishing that Maryland offers,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “I encourage everyone to take their families and friends to our abundant streams, lakes, rivers, ponds, and bays for some quality time. Consider spreading your passion for fishing by introducing a new angler to the sport.”
Free-fishing anglers must adhere to minimum size and creel limits for the 62 species that are managed by DNR, of course.
Fishing regulations and a downloadable copy of the 2011 Maryland Fishing Guide are available online at dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/regulations/regindex.asp. Copies of the 2011 Fishing Guide are also available at most tackle shops and at the seven DNR Service Centers around the state.
Anglers fishing on state free fishing days do not need to register with the National Saltwater Angler registry.
DNR encourages anglers of all ages to share photos of and information about the fish they catch by reporting through the DNR Angler’s Log—dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/log.