ANNAPOLIS (June 3, 2011) The State of Maryland is inviting new anglers and visitors to enjoy the States fishing opportunities through free-fishing days on June 4, June 11, and July 4. No fishing license is required to fish in State waters on these days.
Our free-fishing days are an excellent opportunity for anglers and their families to experience the outstanding fishing that Maryland has to offer, said Governor OMalley. I encourage you to take your family and friends to our abundant streams, lakes, rivers, ponds and bays for some quality time.
Free-fishing anglers must adhere to minimum size and creel limits for the 62 species that are managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). For fishing regulations and to download a copy of the 2011 Maryland Fishing Guide, visit dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/regulations/regindex.asp or any of the seven DNR Service Centers, dnr.maryland.gov/service/center.asp.
Anglers fishing on Marylands free-fishing days do not need to register with the National Saltwater Angler registry. For information on the National Saltwater Angler Registry, visit http://dnr.maryland.gov/swregistry.asp.