No Fishing License? No Problem. Free Fishing Day Is This Weekend

Jun 10, 2021

If you'd like to catch a fish Utah’s outdoors but you don’t have a fishing license, this is the weekend to do it. Free Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, June 12 and anyone can fish at any public water body in Utah without a license.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Aquatics Section Assistant Chief Criag Walker said it’s the perfect time to take someone new and introduce them to the sport. He also said early June is one of the best times to fish in Utah because “all of the fish in the state, both warm-water and cold-water species, are active and willing to bite.”


With this year’s drought, fishing earlier in the year will be better than later. Walker said some water bodies may be impacted by low water levels this year, but he thinks the majority of the fishing will be great.


If you need ideas of where to fish this weekend, read this post by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.