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Families Reminded to take advantage of Free Fishing Day

AUSTIN – Texas offers a Free Fishing Day on the first Saturday in June every year to help kick off National Fishing and Boating Week. On this day anglers can fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license. To help celebrate Free Fishing Day, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and other organizations are hosting many free events around the state on Saturday, June 2, to provide fun, high quality fishing opportunities to anglers of all skill levels and all ages.

Here in the Rio Grande Valley, residents can take advantage of a free Fishing Skills workshop to be held at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park on Friday, June 1, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and on Saturday, June 2, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Those interested in attending can contact Angela Rojas at 956-584-9156, or via email at for more information.


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