Labor Day weekend includes California’s second Free Fishing Day for 2015 |

Labor Day weekend includes California’s second Free Fishing Day for 2015

No license will be required to get your pole in the water this Saturday, Sept. 5.
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If you go

What: Free Fishing Day

When: Saturday, Sept. 5

Where: All over California

Tickets: Free


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife invites all Californians to celebrate the end of summer by going fishing this holiday weekend.

Saturday, Sept. 5, is the second of two Free Fishing Days in 2015. The special days allow people to try their hand at fishing without having to buy a sport fishing license. Free Fishing Days are also a great opportunity for licensed anglers to introduce non-angling friends and children to fishing and the outdoors, according to Fish and Wildlife.

“All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect,” according to a press release for the event. “Every angler must have an appropriate report card if they are fishing for abalone, steelhead or sturgeon anywhere in the state, or salmon in the Smith and Klamath-Trinity river systems.”

Free Fishing Days are designed to educate novice anglers about fishing ethics, fish habits, effective methods for catching fish and fishing tackle.

“Anglers can even learn how to clean and prepare fish for eating,” according to the release.

Anglers should check the rules and regulations for the waters they plan to fish because wildlife officers will be on duty to enforce them.

For more information on Free Fishing Days, visit

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