National Free Fishing Day and Clinic
National Free Fishing Day is on Saturday June 4, 2011, and on this day anyone may fish without a license in the state of New Mexico.
National Free Fishing Day at Tingley Beach should therefore be a bit of a party, on June 4 from 8 – 11 am.
It also gives newbies a chance to try out fishing without having to buy a license. There will be a free fishing clinic for all, and learning stations for youngsters, presented by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and ABQ BioPark volunteers.
According to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, there are only two dates in 2011 when it’s legal to fish in New Mexico without a license. The free fishing days are on June 4 and on September 24, 2011.
However, all other fishing rules and regs still apply.
Tingley Beach is part of the ABQ BioPark at 1800 Tingley Drive SW.