Free Fishing Day 2019 coming up soon
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife organizes two free fishing opportunities every year. The first free fishing day 2019 is upon us. During the two annual free fishing days, anyone can fish in California waters without first getting a fishing license.
The organizers of the early free fishing day 2019 intend to offer interested parties opportunities to try their hand at fishing in Californian waters without an annual fishing license. Free fishing days are held around the Fourth of July and Labor Day.
The first free fishing day is set for July 6, 2019. the second is scheduled for August 31, 2019.
Though no fishing license is required to fish in these days, all other fishing regulations, stream closures, fishing hours, bag and size limits, and gear restrictions will be in effect. When fishing for steelhead or sturgeon anywhere in the state, anglers must have a fishing report card in their possession. This also applies to salmon fishing in the Smith and Klamath-Trinity rivers.
New fishing converts need a valid annual fishing license to continue fishing beyond the free fishing day 2019. Licenses are available online from the CDFW website.
A basic annual resident sport fishing license is $ 49.94 while a one-day fishing license sets you back $ 16.20. Sport fishing regulations are online at www.wildlife.ca.gov/regulations. The CDFW mobile website shows freshwater limits and regulations that are specific to the given body of water at https://map.dfg.ca.gov/sportfishingregs/.
The CDFW website, License and Revenue Branch locations, and CDFW license agents are the sole duly authorized agencies to sell fishing and other licenses. Recently, fraudulent websites are offering fishing licenses for sale online at inflated prices. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife warns recreational anglers not to provide any credit card numbers, social security numbers or any other personal information to these sites. CDFW is the only state-authorized source for fishing licenses.