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Fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 28

SANTA FE – Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 28 by going fishing for free. On this special day, New Mexico residents and nonresidents of all ages can fish without a license at public waters statewide. All other fishing rules apply.

“We want to encourage New Mexicans to take their families outside to enjoy their wildlife resources and celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. A day of free fishing is a great way to do that,” Director Mike Sloane said.

Are you new to fishing? Come to the Gallinas Riverfest in Las Vegas Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Department staff will join Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, Trout Unlimited, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and community partners to help you learn how to cast, tie knots, identify the best fishing holes and how to care for a fly rod. Beginners are welcome and all equipment is provided for the workshop. View the Gallinas Riverfest Facebook page for more information.

For more information about places to fish Saturday, check out this week’s Fishing and Stocking Report, available on the department website.