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Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire - Saturday, June 3

Scott Decker: (603) 271-2501
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211

April 19, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. -- Take advantage of New Hampshire's Free Fishing Day, Saturday, June 3, 2017. On Free Fishing Day, you can fish anywhere in New Hampshire -- freshwater or saltwater -- without a fishing license. 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, including season dates and bag limits.


“Free Fishing Day is a great opportunity for anglers to take someone interested in ‘testing the waters’ -- or for friends and families to plan a day enjoying the outdoors together,” said Jason Smith, Inland Fisheries Chief for the N.H. Fish and Game Department. “They are sure to be ‘hooked’ after a relaxing day of fishing.”


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


You can find lots more information about fishing on the Fish and Game website at, including waterbodies that have been recently stocked with trout, brochures with regional fishing destinations, public access sites and more.


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Radio PSA Text


:30 radio spot text: Air through June 3, 2017

Public Service Announcement:

Free Fishing Day


Ready to catch some fish?  Saturday, June 3, is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire, when you can fish without a license anywhere in the state. So get out and enjoy a day with your friends and family at the lake, pond, river or ocean. Yes, it’s good on saltwater, too. All other fishing rules apply on Free Fishing Day.  Find fish stocking locations and more at FISH NH dot com.


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