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May 28, 2010
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Gabe Gries and son fishing success

June 5, 2010, Is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. – Don't forget - Saturday, June 5, 2010, is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire.  State residents and nonresidents can fish any inland water in New Hampshire that day without a fishing license, so make plans to get out and cast a line on New Hampshire’s ponds, streams, rivers and lakes.  If you're a veteran angler, take a friend along.  Keep in mind that season dates, bag limits and all other fishing regulations must be followed on Free Fishing Day. One exception: Anglers fishing for brood stock Atlantic salmon in the Merrimack and lower Pemigewasset rivers must have a fishing license and a special permit.

Visit the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department website fishing page at to find fish stocking information, fishing reports, tackle tips, places to fish from the shore and a series of short videos on fishing for pike, walleye, bass and brook trout in New Hampshire, plus the 2010 N.H. Freshwater Fishing Digest (with fishing regulations, fish ID and more).

If you get hooked on Free Fishing Day and want to enjoy this exciting outdoor pastime year round, fishing licenses are available online at or from friendly local license agents statewide. Youth under age 16 do not need a license to fish in New Hampshire.

Free Fishing Day kicks off 2010 National Fishing and Boating Week in New Hampshire (June 5 - 13, 2010), a nationwide observance encouraging families to have fun together on the water.

Fish New Hampshire and relax. We have what you’re looking for. 

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Air through June 5, 2010

RADIO Public Service Announcement: Free Fishing Day

Ready to catch some fish?  Saturday, June 5, is “Free Fishing Day” in New Hampshire. You can fish that day without a license anywhere in the state, so plan on spending a relaxing day enjoying New Hampshire’s lakes, rivers and streams.  Fishing rules still apply.  Find stocking information, fishing regulations, and more great info on outdoor recreation in New Hampshire at FISH NH dot com.

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