To celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced June 10 to be “free fishing day” throughout the state.
For that day, a license is not required to fish in the majority of the state’s public waters, the department said.
“This is the perfect opportunity for non-anglers to test the fishing waters and to remind former anglers of all the fun they’ve been missing,” said Conservation Commissioner Chris Blankenship. “It’s also a day for kids to learn how fun and exciting fishing is, while giving families a chance to do something together outdoors.”
While fishing license requirements are waived for the free fishing day, those fishing for red snapper will still need a $10 Gulf Reef Fish Endorsement.
State Public Fishing Lakes still require a fishing permit on free fishing day, and fishing in a private pond requires the pond owner’s permission. Some piers may also require fees and permits.
For more info, go to www.outdooralabama.com
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.
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