June 8 is Free Fishing Day in Utah

A young angler and his grandfather participate in a previous Free Fishing Day.
Photo courtesy of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Free Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, June 8. This day the State of Utah allows anyone to fish at any public body of water without a license.

“It makes for a great family activity and is the perfect time to introduce your kids to fishing and get them outdoors,” said Division of Wildlife Resources’ spokeswoman Faith Jolley. “It’s a great day not only for beginning anglers to give fishing a try, but is also a fun time for experienced anglers too.”

“Because you don’t need a license to fish that day, it’s the perfect time to take someone fishing with you and introduce them to the sport,” Randy Oplinger, sport fisheries coordinator for the DWR said. “And, early June is one of the best times to fish in Utah. All of the fish in the state, both warm water and coldwater fish, are active and willing to bite this time of the year.”