Free Fishing Day statewide will be held June 10

Published 3:36 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2023

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Free Fishing Day across the state will be held on June 10.

Anglers can fish for free in most public waters across the state, including both freshwater and saltwater without  purchasing a fishing license.

The event coincides with National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 3-11.

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““This is the perfect opportunity for non-anglers to test the fishing waters and to remind former anglers of all the fun they’ve been missing,” Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Commissioner Chris Blankenship said.  “It’s also a day for kids to learn how fun and exciting fishing is, while giving families a chance to do something together outdoors.”

Free Fishing Day also takes place during Alabama’s red snapper season. While fishing license requirements are waived for Free Fishing Day, those fishing for red snapper costs $10 for Gulf Reef Fish.

State Public Fishing Lakes still require a fishing permit on Free Fishing Day, and fishing in a private pond requires the pond owner’s permission. Some piers may also require fees and permits.

The Dallas County Public Fishing Lake is currently closed, according to co-manager Shakenyia Williams. She said a reopening date will be announced at a later time.

The Dallas County Lake is located 11 miles south of Selma off Alabama Highway 41 in Sardis,