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Fish for Free Saturday in Canyon Lake, Guadalupe River

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Fish for Free Saturday in Canyon Lake, Guadalupe River

Fish for free on Saturday. Image courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Inland Fisheries San Marcos/Austin District.

No license is required to fish in Canyon Lake or Guadalupe River on Saturday, June 5.

It’s Free Fishing Day statewide.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) offers anglers ages 17 years and up the chance to fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license. Kids under the age of 17 don’t need a fishing license year-round.

The agency also provides multiple resources to help recreationalists of all skill levels and ages enjoy fun, high-quality fishing opportunities while learning about conservation.

“Free Fishing Day is a wonderful opportunity for anglers to share their knowledge, skills, equipment, and love for fishing with a new participant,” said Craig Bonds, TPWD’s Inland Fisheries Director.

“Yet it’s also more than that,” he said. “We hope those trying fishing on this special day will also learn that purchasing a license is an act of conservation. A fishing license purchase is one of the simplest and most effective ways people can support fisheries science and management.”

Fishing is free year-round at every Texas State Park, including Guadalulpe River State Park in Spring Branch.

Resources for Anglers

  • TPWD Learn to Fish — Learn the basics of fishing with tips and a variety of videos. Includes information about how to get started, safety, supplies and gear, casting and baiting, and cleaning and storing fish.
  • Texas Paddling Trails — With more than 3,700 named streams, 15 major rivers and some 3,300 miles of tidal shoreline along the Gulf Coast, Texas offers unlimited possibilities for paddling adventures and angling opportunities of all types.

To apply for a fishing license, click here. 100-percent of all fishing license fees support on-the-ground conservation efforts.

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