Anglers had better listen up Thursday - Lt. Gov. Val Oveson will announce that June 10 is Free Fishing Day in Utah.
No licenses are required on free fishing day, although Division of Wildlife Resources spokesman Steve Phillips said all other state angling regulations such as bag limits will remain in effect.Utah's second free fishing day is scheduled during National Fishing Week, June 5-11, which celebrates America's sport fishing heritage.
A Utah State University survey of last year's inaugural free fishing day showed "evidence of an overwhelmingly positive response . . . among both unlicensed participants in the program and existing purchasers."
Free fishing clinics will be held by retailers and wildlife clubs. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management will waive camping fees on June 9, the day before the fishing day, and state parks will waive day-use fees.