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No fishing license required during Free Fishing Weekend

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites resident and nonresident anglers of all ages to participate in Free Fishing Weekend. June 1-2, 2024, the fishing license and Habitat Stamp requirement will be waived, allowing anyone interested in fishing to try it out and hopefully get hooked.

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Fishing offers a variety of health benefits and is a great excuse to get outdoors and you can even try to put some food on the table. For experienced anglers, Free Fishing Weekend offers a perfect opportunity to introduce someone interested in fishing who might be hesitant about purchasing a license.

From reservoirs, lakes and ponds to rivers and high-altitude streams, Colorado is a highly-regarded fishing destination. The state features nearly 9,000 miles of trout streams -321 miles of which are designated Gold Medal waters - and over 1,300 angling locations, all managed for high-quality fishing. Colorado offers an opportunity to catch some 35 species of warm-water and cold-water fish.

“The outdoors are for everyone, and fishing is a great way to discover and enjoy Colorado,” said Angler Outreach Coordinator Andre Egli. “The fish are biting and Free Fishing Weekend is the perfect opportunity for everyone to give fishing a try.”

All other fishing regulations, including bag and possession limits still apply. Learn more about fishing regulations and license fees in the 2024 Colorado Fishing Brochure.