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Free Fishing in Hopes to Attract Tourism in New York

You can catch a big fish this weekend - and here's another catch, you can do it for free.

On Saturday and Sunday you can fish for free without a license at any New York State lake, pond, river or stream. It's part of the State's Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative to boost tourism and recreation in the state. The free weekend could be a great way to introduce fishing to a novice angler.