Summer's here with its lure of clear water, fishing rod in hand waiting for a big one to hit your line. If you've been dreaming about fishing, tomorrow's your day.
The first Saturday in June each year is Free Fishing Day in Texas. You can fish any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license.
It's the perfect opportunity for experienced anglers to share what they know and teach it to a new generation. And for those branching out and trying it on their own, Texas Parks and Wildlife offers resources to get you started.
- Learn to Fish with tips and videos covering all the basics.
- Not sure where to fish? Find a lake, community fishing spot or river access point. Need a wheelchair accessible fishing site? Be sure to check any potential COVID-19 related closures before you go.
- And once fishing's in your blood, be sure to help out conservation efforts by purchasing your fishing license so you can fish all year long. 100% of the proceeds go to on-the-ground conservation efforts that make Texas one of the best places to fish!
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