February 16-17, 2019 is a Free Fishing Weekend in New York

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
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Enjoy A Weekend of Free Fishing (February 16-17)

Angler with a crappie caught through the iceDEC reminds anglers that February 16-17, 2019 is a free fishing weekend in New York.  During this period, anyone can fish without the requirement to obtain a New York State fishing license.

If you have never tried ice fishing, there is no better time to give it a try. Better yet, bring family and friends and make it a fun outdoor weekend. Visit DEC's website for more information on ice fishing in New York.  Download the I FISH NY Guide to Ice Fishing (PDF).