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Monday is Fish-For-Free Day in Pennsylvania

No fishing license is required on Memorial Day to fish in the state's waterways.

Families and friends visiting Pennsylvania’s popular outdoor spots, such as Canonsburg Lake, this holiday weekend can enjoy a day of free fishing, thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Memorial Day, May 28, marks the first of the state's two free fishing days where no fishing license is needed. Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone—residents and non-residents—to legally fish in Pennsylvania from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.  All other fishing regulations apply.

A second Fish-for-Free Day is planned for Labor Day—Monday, Sept. 3.

“Fish-for-Free days are a convenient way to introduce friends and family to the sport of fishing,” commission Executive Director John Arway said. “Many families spend the day at lakes and parks throughout the state. Now they can try fishing at no cost. We know that once people try it, particularly kids, they will see that fishing is a great recreational activity and they will want to do it more.”

More information about Fish-for-Free Days is available on the commission's website at: www./fishandboat.com/fishforfree.htm.

To make it even easier to get started—or restarted—in fishing, visit the commission's website at www.fishandboat.com and select “Fish” from the left-hand navigation bar. From the drop-down menu, select Fishing Fundamentals.

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