Anglers can fish for free on June 8-9 this year.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold a free fishing weekend, during which no licenses will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in the state.

Fish include trout in lowland lakes, like Heart Lake, and lingcod in the waters around Anacortes.

Anglers who take part in free fishing weekend can also participate in the 2019 Trout Fishing Derby and redeem blue tags from fish caught over the weekend. Information: fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/Home/FishingDerby.

No vehicle access pass or Discover Pass will be required during Free Fishing Weekend.

Check fishing regulations at: wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations. While no licenses are required on Free Fishing Weekend, other rules such as size limits, bag limits, catch record card requirements and area closures will still be in effect.

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