WVDNR hosts Free Fishing Days June 13-14

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold its annual Free Fishing Weekend June 13-14. No license is required these two days, so if you haven’t fished in a while or are interested in learning, this is a good time to give it a try for free. Those who enjoy themselves and wish to continue after this weekend can purchase a fishing license at www.wvfish.com.

“This is the perfect time to take your son, daughter, or grandchild to your favorite fishing spot and get them hooked on fishing,” said Mark Scott, assistant chief in charge of fisheries for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR). “Free fishing weekend is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends.”

The DNR typically holds fishing derbies during on free fishing days but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bowden Fishing Derby has been canceled and the Little Beaver Kids Fishing Derby has been rescheduled for July 11.

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