“Free Fishing Day” for Alabama is scheduled for Saturday, June 12, 2004, during National Fishing Week. Approved by the Alabama Legislature, the law allows an annual free day of fishing when residents and non-residents may fish without a fishing license. The specific date is set each year the Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
“Free Fishing Day is offered to introduce non-anglers to the sport of fishing and to remind former angle anglers of the fun they’ve been missing,” said Stan Cook, Chief of Fisheries with the Wildlife and FresF Freshwater Fisheries Division. “It’s a good time to pass on the tradition of a family fun day of fishing to Alabama’s youth.”
There is an exemption of the usual fishing license requirement on that day. Some lakes may still require fees and permits, and owner’s permission is required to fish private ponds.