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National Go Fishing Day

Celebrate National Go Fishing Day  

Held annually on June 18, National Go Fishing Day provides a fun excuse to enjoy the great outdoors. It is also an opportunity to shed some light on the importance of fish and aquatic resources, which provide important ecological, economic and social benefits to our communities. 

Dear Angler, 

Herbert Hoover described fishing as “much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.” Regardless of your connection to fish and fishing, few can argue with the inherent simplicity that exists when our world reduces to a pole, a line and a hook adorned with a creative imitation of nature designed to trigger a strike from a fish.  

On June 18, we have an opportunity to celebrate this simplicity by participating in National Go Fishing Day. Whether fishing is a new hobby to you or you’re a seasoned pro, make time on June 18 to grab a pole and hit the water.  

- Matt Cochran, Fisheries Director   

Share Your Thoughts and Experiences

Join the conversation about what fishing means to you by sharing your thoughts and experiences on social media. 

  • Post your favorite fishing photo
  • Share this page along with your thoughts
  • Tag your post with #NationalGoFishingDay 
  • Go out and fish!
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