Each year the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) designates the first weekend in June as “Free Fishing Weekend” in Mississippi. On June 1-2, 2013, any person may sport fish without a fishing license or a state lake fishing or boating permit.

The weekend kicks off National Fishing and Boating Week which celebrates the importance of recreational boating and fishing in enhancing quality of life and conserving our country’s natural resources.

Free fishing days are a perfect opportunity to try out fishing for the first time. If you are already an angler, this is a great time to take a friend or family member who has never been fishing.

Also taking place across the state on June 1 are many free youth fishing events. To find an event near you, visit the MDWFP “Upcoming Events” calendar at mdwfp.com.

For more information about fishing and boating in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at 601-432-2400.

Logo courtesy Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks

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