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Fish for free this Saturday

Thursday, June 3, 2021 by Tai Moses

Fish all over Texas are trembling in anticipation of Free Fishing Day, an annual extravaganza taking place this Saturday, June 5, when anglers may cast their lines in any public waterway without a fishing license. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Director Craig Bonds described the event as a “wonderful opportunity for anglers to share their knowledge, skills, equipment, and love for fishing,” adding he hoped participants would also learn that “purchasing a license is an act of conservation. A fishing license purchase is one of the simplest and most effective ways people can support fisheries science and management.” TPWD has many different programs and resources for anglers of all skill levels and ages, from a primer called How to Fish to instructions on mastering the art of fish release. Learn more at

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