Ahhh Summertime in the Capital Region.  Can't you just hear your kids already?  "Im bored!"  "What's for lunch?"  "Can I have a snack?"  "How come we never doooo anything?"

Now that school is pretty much a wrap for the summer, most kids (that may or may not repeat the above statements several thousand times) will be looking for something to do while parents wrack their brains trying to come up with fresh ideas to keep them entertained.  Instead of more screen time indoors, how about some rod and reel time outdoors?

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For the first weekend of summer, families in New York State can take advantage of a Free Fishing Weekend this Saturday and Sunday.  That means that residents and non-residents of the state can fish without a license, for free.

According to News 10 ABC, this is the second of a total of 6 Free Fishing Days in New York.  The others will be National Hunting and Fishing Day as well as Veterans Day.


“As the school year closes out and the summer officially begins, the timing of New York’s upcoming Free Fishing Weekend couldn’t be better,” stated Governor Cuomo. “Whether you’re returning to the angling as an expert, introducing a friend or family member, or casting a line for the very first time, Free Fishing Weekend is the perfect opportunity to experience firsthand all the benefits of fishing.” Governor Cuomo, Via News 10 ABC

For a complete DEC guide to fishing in New York State,  click here. 

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