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Experienced And Beginning Anglers Alike Can Fish Without A License On Free Fishing Day


Have a hankering to get out and fish? You might want to take advantage of Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 8. 

Beginners especially might consider participating in Free Fishing Day, which allows anyone to fish at any public body of water in Utah without a license.

Randy Oplinger from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says this time of year, both warmwater and coldwater fish are active and willing to bite.

The DWR will sponsor six events—with free equipment—throughout the state, though none are planned in Summit or Wasatch County. However, the DWR suggests fishing at a community pond on Free Fishing Day, such as the Deer Valley Ponds in Park City and Wasatch Mountain State Park Pond near Midway. Anglers at Deer Valley and Wasatch Mountain are likely to catch rainbow trout, as both ponds were recently stocked.

Although anglers get a free pass June 8, a fishing license is required every other day of the year. Licenses can be bought online at wildlife.utah.gov, where you can also find more information about fishing regulations and places to fish.