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Maryland License-Free Fishing Days Offered in June and July



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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces upcoming license-free fishing days for 2021. This will be available on June 5, June 12, and July 4. During these dates, you cane explore Maryland’s fishing experiences without needing a fishing license, trout stamp, or registration.

Maryland hosts license-free fishing days annually on the first two Saturdays in June and on the Independence Day holiday. During these days, you may catch finfish in tidal or nontidal waters of Maryland, as long as it’s for recreational purposes. All anglers must follow current size and catch limits found in the department’s fishing and crabbing guide

DNR also has dozens of resources to help new or experienced anglers. These resources include angler access mapsClick Before You Cast environmental monitoring reports, and fish identification charts.

With the exception of these free fishing days, anyone 16 or older fishing in Maryland must possess a license. These fishing license can be obtained or renewed online or on the department’s mobile app

The department reminds all anglers that the Hogan Administration’s highest priority is keeping Marylanders safe and advises to continue following CDC guidance for all outdoor activities, and keep up with the latest information on Maryland’s covidLINK website.

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