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.

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It’s part of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s “Free Fishing Days” program.

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The first free fishing weekend of the year was held in February. There will also be free fishing days in September and November.

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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.