MDWFP Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) wants you to mark your calendar for National Fishing and Boating Week June 2 -10, a national celebration of fishing and boating.  June 2 and 3 are designated as “Free Fishing Days” in Mississippi, and any person may sport fish without a license. In addition, daily permits to fish at state fishing lakes and state park lakes are not required.

July 4 is also designated as a “Free Fishing Day” statewide, and anglers will be able to fish without a license on any public waters. However, daily permits will be required to fish any state fishing lake or state park lake on July 4.


Those seeking additional information may call the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601) 432-2200.

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