Free Fishing Day

Nevada's Free Fishing Day is SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019

Free Fishing Day is your one chance during the year to get hooked for free! No fishing license is needed for adults or children on this date.
During our annual Free Fishing Day, anglers may fish in any public fishing water in the state without needing a fishing license or trout stamp. All limits and other regulations apply. 

Free Fishing Day in Nevada always falls on the second Saturday in June. This year Free Fishing Day will be on June 8, 2019.

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!


Eastern Region

  • Cave 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.
  • Chinese Gardens Nature Study Area, Carlin: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 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 casting booth.


Southern Region

  • Veterans’ 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. until 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 3850     
  • Echo Canyon State Park: Interested parties can mix camping with fishing at Echo Canyon 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. 
  • Floyd 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 702-229-6154. 

Western Region

  • Sparks Marina: 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.  






Free Fishing Day Poster Contest

This contest is open to all fourth and fifth grade students in Nevada.

Free Fishing Day Poster Contest Flyer