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Scott Decker: (603) 271-2501
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
May 21, 2012

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Reminder: Saturday, June 2, 2012, Is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire!

Fishing success!

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire's Free Fishing Day is almost here! Saturday, June 2, 2012, is the statewide Free Fishing Day, when you can fish any inland water – or saltwater – without a fishing license. Take advantage of this special event and plan to get out and enjoy the day fishing with your family and friends. Both state residents and nonresidents may participate.

All other fishing regulations must be followed on Free Fishing Day, including season dates and bag limits. There is one exception: you still need a fishing license and a special permit to fish for brood stock Atlantic salmon in the Merrimack and lower Pemigewasset rivers.

Free Fishing Day kicks off 2012 National Fishing and Boating Week, a nationwide observance encouraging families to have fun together on the water.

For details on fishing rules for various waters, consult the 2012 N.H. Freshwater and Saltwater fishing digests, available at

You can find lots more helpful information about fishing on the Fish and Game website at, including waterbodies that have been recently stocked with fish, trout waters, lake depths, public access sites and more.

If you get hooked on Free Fishing Day, enjoy the fun year round by buying a license online at or from any of 250 friendly local license agents statewide.

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:30 radio spot:
Air through June 2, 2012
Public Service Announcement: Free Fishing Day

Ready to catch some fish?  Saturday, June 2, is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire. You can go fishing that day without a license in New Hampshire's fresh and salt waters, so get out and enjoy a day at the lake, pond or river with your friends!  Other fishing rules still apply on Free Fishing Day.  Find fish stocking information and more at FISH NH dot com.

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