Photo of a woman angler wading into river with net holding cutthroat trout.
If you already have a fishing license, take someone without a license fishing on this weekend!

Helpful Resources:

Fish Washington!
Trout Stocking Reports
WDFW Weekender Report
WDFW Water Access Sites
Fishing Piers


“Free Fishing Weekend” is June 10-11, 2017, when fishing licenses are not required of anyone to fish in Washington. Free Fishing Weekend in Washington is always the first weekend after the first Monday in June.

Also NOT required on Free Fishing Weekend:

Remember - all other rules still apply, including seasons, area and lure or bait restrictions, and size and catch limits. Catch Record Cards (first one is free) are required to fish for salmon, sturgeon, steelhead, and halibut. Please see the Fishing Regulation Pamphlet for all rules and restrictions.

2016-2017 Fishing in Washington Rules Pamphlet Cover
2016-2017 Sport Fishing
Regulation Pamphlet
Rules take effect July 1, 2016
Download 2016-17 Rule Pamphlet
(rules effective July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)
Corrections to the 2016 Rule Pamphlet
(last updated December 22, 2016)
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