NEW YORK (WKBW) — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced as part of its "Free Fishing Days" fishing in New York State will be free this weekend, Saturday February 16th and Sunday February 17th.
During these two days, anglers are permitted to fish for free without a fishing license.
“Presidents’ Day weekend was specifically selected as one of New York’s free fishing weekends because so many kids are out of school and families are looking for fun activities to do together. Ice fishing is a great way to reconnect with the outdoors and can easily be combined with ice skating, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, or other activities for a fun and healthy day outside. To continue the fun and support the sport, New Yorkers are encouraged to purchase a NYS fishing license.”
You can view the other dates for the "Free Fishing Days" here.