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Press Release

Alabama’s Free Fishing Day Set For Saturday, June 10

May 18, 2006

Each calendar year, the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources designates a “Free Fishing Day” for the public to fish recreationally in public waters without a fishing license. Saturday, June 10, 2006, had been designated as this year’s Free Fishing Day. Approved by the Alabama Legislature, the law allows an annual free day of fishing when residents and non-residents may fish without a fishing license.

“Free Fishing Day is offered to introduce non-anglers to the sport of fishing and to remind former anglers of the fun they’ve been missing,” said Stan Cook, Chief of Fisheries with the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. “It’s a good time to pass on the tradition of a family fun day of fishing to Alabama’s youth.”

There is an exemption of the usual fishing license requirement on that day. Some lakes may still require fees and permits, and owner’s permission is required to fish private ponds.

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