Every now and then an idea is born and adopted by the masses. The annual Free Fishing event supported by many of the US states is a great example of this. It is normally a weekend or 1-2 days, where there is a waiver on the local fishing license requirement.
NO LICENSE NEEDED!
Normally, outside of these events, most residents and non-residents must have some type of license to fish legally in public waters in the respective states. (You should check with each state on the specific dates and requirements.)
This event attracts those local residents who might want to try fishing for the first time; those who introduce others to fishing; or those that want to renew their own “lost” love for the sport. It also attracts folk that like to fish (still not sure if “fishermen” is a universal term for both women and men) from outside localities (states).
YOUR PARTICIPATION SUPPORTS THE LOCAL WATERS
Ends up being good for the states as far as generating more fishing related commerce (Short term increase in bait and tackle, food, gas, etc. and long term increases of the same with the addition of lodging and increased outside fishing license revenue). It is also great for the people who want to expand their fishing experiences outside of their local states.
The Free Fishing events are a great opportunity for family and friends to engage in building or rekindling those fishing memories.
“Get out to Get in”