Fishing waters throughout Utah should see plenty of anglers June 8, as the Division of Wildlife Resources marks Free Fishing Day in Utah.
People will not need a fishing license to fish in the state that day. All other regulations found in the 2002 Utah Fishing Proclamation will be in effect.
"We're trying to attract people to fishing by having a free day," says Tom Pettengill, sport fisheries coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources.
Division staff treat Free Fishing Day as they would a holiday weekend, stocking additional fish to meet the additional demand. Pettengill says anglers fishing June 8 may want to focus their efforts on lakes and reservoirs, as this is where most of the fish stocked for Free Fishing Day will be placed.
Pettengill reminds those fishing June 8 that while no license is required, all other limits and regulations found in the 2002 Utah Fishing Proclamation will be in effect. Anglers, especially those who might be fishing for the first time, are encouraged to pick up a copy of the proclamation and learn the rules.
Proclamations are available from fishing license agents statewide; at Division of Wildlife Resources offices in Ogden, Salt Lake City, Springville, Vernal, Price and Cedar City; and on the Division's Web site (www.wildlife.utah.gov).