This year, July 5 and September 6, 2014 is when the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering their two free days of fishing (no need of a fishing license). Perfect time for you to see if you would enjoy fishing before you commit. In certain areas, they set up teaching stations, so be sure you check that out if you want a guiding hand. I’ve listed some general questions and answers along with general pricing. There are tons of more information on their site as well as information on being a lifetime member, how to go about fishing for salmon, abalone, etc. There are rules to be followed, so I would go ahead and check out their OFFICIAL SITE.
General information that I’ve taken off the CDFW:
Q: Who needs a sport fishing license? Any person who is 16 years of age or older must possess a valid sport fishing license when taking any fish, shell fish, reptile, or amphibian in California.
Q: How long is an annual sport fishing license valid? Licenses are valid for a calendar year (January 1 through December 31) or for the remainder of the calendar year if purchased after January 1.
Q: Do I have to wear my fishing license? No. As of March 1, 2010, anglers no longer have to display their sport fishing license on their outer clothing above the waist. However, their sport fishing license must be in their immediate possession while fishing, except when diving.
PRICING for 2014:
Perfect time to get out there and do some activities. Bring along a friend, family, significant other for a day out. Bring a book, picnic, chair, sunscreen, water, and more to create a memorable day 🙂 See you guys out there!