ANNAPOLIS (June 7, 2010) The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service announces June 12 and July 4 as days during which anglers may fish without fishing licenses. DNR sets aside three days each year when a license is not required to encourage families and visitors to fish in Maryland waters.
Free-fishing anglers still must adhere to minimum size and creel limits for the 60 species that are managed by DNR. These limits are printed online and in the Maryland Fishing Guide available from hundreds of license agents and tackle shops as well as at the seven DNR Service Centers in the State.
Maryland's free fishing days are traditionally held the first two Saturdays in June and July 4. Anglers under 16 years old do not need a Maryland license throughout the season.
To find free fishing areas, go to www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/recreational/freefi.html.
DNR Service Center information and locations are available at www.dnr.maryland.gov/service/center.asp.
Anglers can report their catches through DNRs Maryland Anglers Log at www.dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/log.