The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites residents to fish Arizona waters for free Saturday, June 6, at the likes of Rio Vista Pond at Rio Vista Community Park, 8866 W. Thunderbird Road, Peoria, and Lake Pleasant Regional Park, 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road, Morristown.
Arizona’s Free Fishing Day is celebrated as part of National Fishing and Boating Week. On Saturday, no fishing licenses are required for persons fishing any public waters in Arizona.
“Whether you’re an experienced angler who wants to introduce a newcomer to the sport, or someone who’s always been interested but never took that next step, this is an ideal time to head out to your nearest community lake,” aquatic wildlife branch chief Christopher Cantrell stated in a news release. “Or take advantage of cooler weather by fishing a lake or stream in Arizona’s high country.”
Remember that bag limits and other fishing regulations are in full effect and must be observed on Free Fishing Day. Children under 10 can fish for free all year long in Arizona, so this special fishing license exemption means that older kids and parents get a free pass for the day, as well.
If you’re not sure how to fish and would like to learn, check out AZGFD’s learn to fish video series.
An AZGFD fishing license is $37 for Arizona residents.