ALABAMA'S FREE FISHING DAY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 9
In recognition of National Fishing and Boating Week, Alabamians can fish for free in most state waters June 9.
|Alabamians can fish for free in most state waters June 9 as part of Free Fishing Day.|
Approved by the Alabama Legislature, Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to fish without a license. The fishing license exemption on Free Fishing Day does not affect some lakes that may still require fees and permits. Fishing in a private pond requires the pond owner’s permission.
Stan Cook, fisheries section chief for the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, said the event allows seasoned anglers and newcomers a chance to enjoy spending quality time with friends and family in the outdoors.
“Fishing is a gateway activity that can inspire a life-long love of nature,” said Cook.
Anglers can visit www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/where/ to find a great fishing spot for Free Fishing Day. For more information, email Assistant Chief of Fisheries Nick Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.