NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New Yorkers are free to fish without a license for the weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday, any New York resident can fish in one of the state’s 7,500 lakes and ponds or 70,000 miles of rivers and streams.READ MORE: Mayor De Blasio Accuses Gov. Cuomo And MTA Of 'Fear Mongering,' Insists Subways Are Safe
It’s part of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s “Free Fishing Days” program.READ MORE: COVID Restrictions: New York City Restaurants Can Increase Capacity, New Jersey Raises Gathering Limits
The first free fishing weekend of the year was held in February. There will also be free fishing days in September and November.MORE NEWS: NYC Parks Employee Slashed Across Face And Chest On The Job In The Bronx
For more information about fishing in New York — including a list of places to fish, information on purchasing a fishing license and where to find free fishing clinics — visit the DEC website.