Fishing News

NMDGF Fishing News

Welcome to the fishing news page. See also the Public Comment page for proposals under consideration (including Rio Costilla Restoration and 2015 Statewide Fisheries Management Plan) by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Department-wide news can be found under Home → NMDGF News.

 

Fisheries biologist receives lifetime achievement award

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007
karl.moffatt@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 6, 2017:

Fisheries biologist receives lifetime achievement award

SANTA FE –New Mexico Department of Game and Fish fisheries biologist Marc Wethington has received a lifetime achievement award from the American Fisheries Read more…

Free Fishing Day Saturday, September 24

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007
karl.moffatt@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPT. 22, 2016:

Free fishing this Saturday

SANTA FE – Fishing is free, no license required, this Saturday, Sept. 24, on all public waters in New Mexico.

Residents and nonresidents can fish without Read more…

Free family fun at Outdoor Expo Aug. 20-21

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007
karl.moffatt@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUG. 16, 2016:

Free family fun at Outdoor Expo Aug. 20-21

ALBUQUERQUE – If you’ve wanted to learn to shoot a firearm, catch a fish, try archery or paddle a kayak, visit Read more…

Buy a License Online or by Toll-free Telephone

Licenses and permits can be purchased online.

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Information Center is open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., except holidays, to answer questions and assist with purchases: 1-888-248-6866.

Licenses and permits also may be purchased at any NMDGF office or over the counter (OTC) at local vendors.

New 50% Discounts for Resident Military and Veterans

Residents of New Mexico who are active duty military or veterans now can receive 50% discounts on licenses, permits and stamps. See page 4.

New 50% Discounts for Resident Military and Veterans

San Antonio River from Valles Caldera National Preserve downstream 2.0 miles and all waters of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Daily bag limit of two trout, any length.

Bowfishing

Bowfishing is now a legal means to take game fish in reservoirs and lakes open to fishing. Bowfishing is not allowed in any special trout water, river or stream. Local ordinances or prohibitions may apply at a specific location or water, and the local managing agency should be contacted prior to bowfishing. Crossbows may not be used to bowfish. All daily bag limit(s) for species and waters apply.

Dates to Remember