Get your fishing gear ready and get set to have some outdoor fun at your favorite lake, river or stream. Arizona's Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 10.
On Free Fishing Day, you don't have to have a license to try out fishing with your friends and family in Arizona, and clinics are even set up across the state for those who want to learn how to fish or to refine their angling skills.
"Arizona's cool high country lakes are still providing great spring fishing opportunities. This is an excellent time to escape the heat and stress of the city and get reacquainted with the relaxing beauty of a sparkling mountain lake full of feisty trout," says Kirk Young, a fisheries biologist with the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Arizona's Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week June 3 to 11, when hundreds of communities across the country host fishing and boating events to give families the opportunity to participate in these great outdoor pastimes.
During Arizona's Free Fishing Day, you do not need a fishing license to fish any of Arizona's public waters, including the urban lakes. Special fishing clinics and associated activities are set up across Arizona. For a list of the activities, visit the sport-fishing section of the department's Web site. For events nationally, visit the Take Me Fishing Web site.