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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 31, 2011:
SATURDAY IS FREE FISHING DAY – NO LICENSE REQUIRED
The summer vacation season is officially upon us, and what better way to celebrate than a day of free fishing at any of New Mexico’s public waters?
Saturday, June 4 is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico, a special day when the State Game Commission grants anglers of all ages, residents and nonresidents, a day of free fishing in public waters statewide. No license, stamps or special permits are needed, although bag limits and all other fishing rules apply.
Also Saturday, the Department of Game and Fish, the U.S. Forest Service and other conservation partners will conduct several free fishing clinics at waters across the state. Anglers of all ages are encouraged to participate. All you need is basic fishing equipment and a desire to fish in New Mexico’s great outdoors.
At least 130 volunteers and more than 20 Department staff will be at the clinics to provide fishing instructions and information about New Mexico’s fish and fish habitat. Young anglers will learn the basics: how to bait hooks, tie knots, catch fish and the correct way to release them. They’ll also learn how to be responsible anglers and how to get the most out of the Department’s Fishing Rules and Information Booklet. Waters at almost all the clinics will be generously stocked with catchable-sized trout or channel catfish before the events.
Saturday’s fishing clinics include:
For more information about the clinics, please contact Kevin Holladay at (505) 476-8095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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