The first Saturday of June is a special day for Texas anglers, adventurers, and outdoorsmen. Texas Fishing Day, as the tradition is called, lands this Saturday, June 3, it’s a day when Texas fishing enthusiasts can fish in any public body of water in Texas without the requirement of a license.
“Free Fishing Day is a wonderful opportunity for anglers to share their knowledge, skills, equipment, and love for fishing with a new participant, yet it’s also more than that,” said Craig Bonds, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Director.
“We hope those trying fishing on this special day will also learn that purchasing a license is an act of conservation. A fishing license purchase is one of the simplest and most effective way people can support fisheries science and management.”
Fish without a license Saturday on Free Fishing Day! 🎣
Find places to fish and check regulations at https://t.co/IpoZreYcoD.
— TX Parks & Wildlife (@TPWDnews) May 30, 2023
At Texas State Parks, visitors can fish for free without a state-issued license year-round. Texas Fishing Day opens the potential up to any public body of water in the state.
Some of the best places to fish in the DFW area include Lewisville Lake, White Rock Lake, Benbrook Lake and Lake Texoma. A more detailed break down of fishing spots around the area can be found here.
More information about Texas Fishing Day can be found at texas.gov.
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