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Free Fishing Day Saturday

| June 11, 2010 9:00 PM

Saturday is Free Fishing Day in Idaho - the one day each year that a fishing license is not required for anyone.

To go fishing on any other day, anglers will need to buy a fishing license. Free Fishing Day includes Chinook salmon, and anglers who catch one do not need to validate their permit. All other fishing regulations still apply. Be sure to check the regulations for the area you intend to fish.

Fishing events, sponsored by Idaho Fish and Game regional offices, are planned all around the state. Fishing rods are usually provided as well as some basic instruction on how to fish.

Fish and Game personnel and volunteers will be on hand to help first-time anglers discover the joys of fishing at the following free events. For details contact the regions listed here:

• Coeur d'Alene - Ponderosa Springs Golf Course, 7 to 11 a.m.

• Enaville - Steamboat Ponds, 9 a.m. to noon.

• Harrison - Harrison Marina, 9 a.m. to noon.

• Mullan - Lucky Friday Pond, 9 a.m. to noon.

• Post Falls - Post Falls Park Pond, 9 a.m. to noon.

• Rathdrum - Rathdrum City Park, 9 a.m. to noon.

RATHDRUM - The free youth Let's Go Fishing Day will be held at Rathdrum City Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be a limit of two fish per child.

Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Fish and Game and city staff will be available to provide fishing poles for those who don't bring one, bait, assistance and cleaning.

Fishing will be open to the public after 1 p.m.

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