New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007


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 a license, but must abide by all other fishing rules and regulations. Please visit for the 2016-2017 Fishing Rules and Information booklet.

For information about where to fish and what to use, consult the department’s weekly fishing and stocking report. Maps of public fishing waters, lists of where to find family-friendly fishing and tips on how to fish also can be found on the department website. For more information, please contact the department’s Information Center, (888) 248-6866.