You can fish for free this Saturday in Connecticut

May 8, 2019 GMT

Families can go fishing across the state for free this Saturday.

No fishing license or trout or salmon stamp are required as part of the state’s Free Family Fishing Day, according to a press release from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

“Free fishing day is a special opportunity to turn down the noise of everyday life and connect with the natural world around us,” DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes said in the release. “For some, it’s a first exposure to fishing. For others, it’s a long-overdue return to something we enjoy. I hope you will join my family in participating in this state-wide event.”

The day comes about a month after the season opened on April 13.

All other Connecticut fishing laws and regulations apply on “Family Fishing Day.” They can be checked in the 2019 Connecticut Fishing Guide , which is available in Spanish and on DEEP’s website. Additional fishing and fisheries related information can also be found there and on the state Fisheries and Wildlife Facebook page.