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May 10, 2012

June 9 is free fishing day in Idaho

By Niels Nokkentved, IDFG

   Saturday, June 9 is Free Fishing Day in Idaho, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game invites veteran and novice anglers of all ages, residents and nonresidents alike, to celebrate the day by fishing anywhere in Idaho without a license.

   Though fishing license requirements are suspended for this special day, all other rules, such as limits or tackle restrictions, remain in effect.

   Free fishing day provides an opportunity for novices to give fishing a try and perhaps develop it into a life-long pursuit, Fish and Game officials say.

   Lack of fishing experience is no excuse. At special locations around the state, equipment will be available for use, and fishing experts will be on hand to help novice anglers learn the ins and outs of fishing.

   Look for the nearest event and "Take a Kid Fishing." For more information about regional events contact local Fish and Game offices.