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Saturday, June 1 Is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. - Saturday, June 1, 2013, is Free Fishing Day in  New Hampshire, so get out your fishing gear and head for the water!  You don't need a license to fish that day, so  make plans to cast a line with family and friends.  State residents and  nonresidents alike can fish any of New Hampshire's inland waters - and saltwater,  too. Though you don't need a license, season dates, bag limits and all other  fishing regulations must be followed on Free Fishing Day. Please note, anglers  fishing for brood stock Atlantic salmon in the Merrimack and lower Pemigewasset  rivers must have a fishing license along with a special Atlantic Salmon  broodstock permit.

Also on Saturday, June 1, New Hampshire's six state fish  hatcheries will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Stop in and see where the state raises more  than a million trout each year that are stocked into New Hampshire's rivers,  lakes and ponds.  Hatcheries are located  at Berlin, Milford, New Hampton, New Durham (Powder Mill), Twin Mountain, and  Warren, N.H. Find directions at

"Free Fishing Day is a great chance to get out for a  relaxing day in the outdoors, take a buddy fishing, and stop off for a fun  visit to a fish hatchery along the way," says Jason Smith, Inland  Fisheries Division Director at the N.H. Fish and Game Department.

Free Fishing Day kicks off 2013 National Fishing and  Boating Week in N.H. (June 1 - 8, 2013), a nationwide observance encouraging  families to have fun together on the water.

For details on fishing rules, consult the New Hampshire  Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing Digests, available online at

You can find the latest fish stocking information, tackle  tips, fishing publications and more at the Fish and Game website at   For ideas on where to fish, a series of regional fishing brochures  offers shoreline fishing suggestions.

If you get hooked on Free Fishing Day, why not enjoy the  fun year round! Licenses are available online at or from  any of 250 friendly local license agents statewide. Youth under age 16 always  fish free in New Hampshire

Taken from the NH Fish and Game Website

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