Free Fishing Day is your
one chance during the year to get hooked for free! During our annual Free
Fishing Day this Saturday (June 9),
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 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 of Buchanan Blvd. in Boulder City. The event will run
from 8 a.m. until noon. Registration is required and will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Loaner fishing rods and reels will be available free of charge, and goody bags
and prizes will be given out to participants while supplies last. For
more information contact Ivy Santee at 702-486-5127 x 3503
Bighorns Unlimited and The 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 event.
Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, conserves, manages and restores
wildlife and its habitat for the aesthetic, scientific, educational,
recreational, and economic benefits to citizens of Nevada and the United
States, and to promote the safety of persons using vessels on the waters of
Nevada. Find us on Facebook, Twitter or visit us at www.ndow.org.