SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is kicking off the summer with Free Fishing Day on Saturday.
The department allows Texans to fish license-free on the first Saturday of June each year.
“Free Fishing Day is a wonderful opportunity for anglers to share their knowledge, skills, equipment, and love for fishing with a new participant, yet it’s also more than that,” said Craig Bonds, TPWD Inland Fisheries Director. “We hope those trying fishing on this special day will also learn that purchasing a license is an act of conservation. A fishing license purchase is one of the simplest and most effective way people can support fisheries science and management.”
TPWD is offering a variety of resources on their website like Fishing 101, the Texas Lake Finder, Texas Community Fishing Lakes, Neighborhood Fishin’ and Texas Paddlin’ Trails.
Fishing is free year-round at Texas State Parks, but the department is putting together Free Fishing Day events at three state parks: Fort Boggy State Park will host the Summer Bash Kids Fish Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center will offer the Catfish Corral, and Bonham State Park will host a Family Fishing event.