A chance for all those once-a-year anglers to get on the water without having to buy a Utah fishing license comes on June 8 when the annual Free Fishing Day is held across the state.
Anglers do not need a license on June 8, but they must adhere to all other regulations as stated in Utah Fishing Guidebook. The guidebook is free at Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) offices and at fishing license agents. It can also be downloaded at the DWR's website.
State fisheries officials report that just before Free Fishing Day extra fish will be planted to increase the chances of people catching some for supper or, perhaps, just for memories. Because early June is typically a time of high water on rivers and streams in Utah, most of the extra fish will be stocked in lakes and reservoirs that are easily accessible.