Free Fishing Day is your one chance during the year to get hooked
for free! During our annual Free Fishing Day this Saturday (June 8), anglers may fish in any public water in the
state without a fishing license. All limits and other regulations apply.
In addition to free fishing on
all Nevada public waters, Nevada State Parks will have free admission for
Discover Nevada State Parks Day.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife
will hold the following Free Fishing Day events across the state to give people
a place to easily catch fish and participate!
Lake State Park, Ely:
Kids Fishing Derby, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for kids ages 3 to 15. Prizes
will be awarded for longest fish in four age groups and a random drawing for
prizes at the end.
Gardens Nature Study Area, Carlin:
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for kids 3 to 15. Every child will get a free
fishing rod and reel while supplies last. There will also be fly tying,
t-shirt decorating and a casting booth.
Canyon State Park:
Interested parties can mix camping with fishing at Echo Canyon State Park
located just east of Pioche, Nevada. The park will host a family fishing derby
for people of all ages starting at 8 a.m. and concluding at noon.
Pre-registration is not required. For more information contact Ranger Ben
Johnson at 775-962-5102.
Lamb Park: The
Las Vegas City Council will hold its annual fishing derby at Floyd Lamb Park at
Tule Springs, located at 9200 Tule Springs Road in northwest Las Vegas. The
event will start at 7:30 a.m. NDOW will provide loaner fishing rods with
reels as long as they are available and bait while supplies last. In addition,
there will be other fun activities for families. For more information call
Memorial Park: NDOW,
in partnership with the National Park Service and the Boulder City Parks and
Recreation Department, will hold its annual Free Fishing Day event at Veterans
Memorial Park located off Buchanan Blvd. in Boulder City. The event will run
from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Registration is required and will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Loaner fishing rods, reels, and bait will be available free of charge. The
event will include prizes, a chance to learn about bowfishing and other activities. A Waffle Time food truck will be at the event. For
more information contact Abbey Czarnecki at 702-486-5127 x 3503
Sparks Rotary, in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW),
City of Sparks Parks and Recreation and the local Safari Club International, is
sponsoring a Kids Free Fishing Day event at the Sparks Marina from 7 a.m. until
Noon. In addition to every child receiving a free fishing pole, the event will
include fun booths along with representatives from the Sparks Fire Department,
Sparks Police Department, Sheriff’s Department and the Coast Guard. Thousands
of dollars’ worth of prizes and fishing gear will also be handed out at the