Fishing days without a license in Maryland offered in June and July
Opportunity for New and Returning Anglers Statewide
the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the next license free fishing days for 2021 on June 5, June 12 and July 4 – a free option to explore Maryland’s diverse and unique fishing experiences without the need for a fishing license, stamp at the trout or recording.
Maryland hosts annual license free fishing days on the first two Saturdays of June and the Independence Day holiday. On these days, any individual can catch and possess finfish in any tidal water, not Maryland, provided it is for recreational purposes. All fishermen must respect the current size and catch limits found in the department fishing and crabbing guide.
The department also has dozens of other resources to help novice and experienced anglers, including fishermen’s access cards, Click before streaming environmental monitoring reports, and fish identification cards.
Aside from those free fishing days and some unlicensed areas, anyone 16 years of age or older fishing in Maryland must have a license, which can be obtained or renewed online or on the department mobile app.
The department reminds all fishermen that the highest priority of the Hogan administration is to ensure the safety of Marylanders and advises to continue to follow CDC Tips for all outdoor activities, and follow the latest information on Maryland covidLINK website.