In recognition of National Fishing Week June 1-9, The DNREC's Division of Fish and Wildlife will offer free fishing days on June 8-9.
On these two days, anyone may fish the state's waters without a fishing license. Anglers are reminded that even though they don't need a license on these two days, they are still required to obtain a free Fisherman Identification Network number if they intend to fish.
National Fishing Week festivities also include DNREC's 27th annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 8. The event will take place at a pond in each county: Ingrams Pond in Millsboro, Wyoming Pond in Wyoming’s Town Park and the dog training area at Lums Pond State Park in Bear.
Fishing licenses for Delaware residents cost $8.50, while non-residents pay $20 a year or $12.50 for a seven-day license. For more information, call (302) 739-9918 or visit www.fw.delaware.gov/Fisheries/Pages/Fisheries.aspx or www.delaware-fin.com.