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.

2017-2018 Fishing in Washington Rules Pamphlet Cover
2017-2018 Sport Fishing
Regulation Pamphlet
Download 2017-18 Rule Pamphlet
(rules effective July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)
Corrections to the 2017 Rule Pamphlet
(last updated June 28, 2017)
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