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free fishing days for New england states

Most states offer a free fishing day or free fishing weekend to encourage those that do not fish to give it a try and they will not need to buy a license to do that. The following are links to the dates that all of the New England states have for their respective free fishing day or days.


Free Fishing Days 2014

Free fishing days for 2014 will take place on May 31 and June 1. On these days residents, nonresidents and aliens (except those whose license has been suspended or revoked) may fish without a license. All other laws and regulations apply on these days



Free Fishing Days 2014

June 7 & 8 -- STATEWIDE FREE FISHING WEEKEND! Take a friend or family member fishing for free--you won't need a fishing license to fish any waterbody statewide for these two days! It is time well spent with family and friends. Your purchase of a fishing license directly supports fishing, stocking, education and fish habitat management programs. Contact Jim Lagacy, Program Coordinator for scheduling a fishing festival or clinic in your area during the year at (508) 389-6309 or

Rhode Island

Free Fishing Days 2014

Free Fishing Days: A freshwater fishing license shall not be required by residents or non-residents on May 3rd and 4th, 2014

New Hampshire

Free Fishing Days 2014

Saturday June 7 2014 NH Free Fishing Day
Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing by Angling Only
No License Required
Resident or Nonresident
All other regulations apply
Exception: Atlantic Salmon permit still required for Merrimack River brood stock fishery program


Free Fishing Day 2014

Vermont Free Fishing Day 6/14/14
Give fishing a try - it can be a whale of a time!
One day event. Any Vermont resident or non-resident can enjoy free fishing. Try it yourself or use the opportunity to introduce others to the sport for more information please contact Ann Shangraw


Free Fishing Day 2012

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Saturday, May 12th as a “Free Fishing Day” in Connecticut where no fishing license will be required.  This opportunity will be available to both residents and non-residents and applies to all public waters of the state

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