Fish for Free in the Carolinas on These Days

Who says fishing and fireworks don't go together?

There’s nothing better than relaxing on a pier with a cold one in your hand on a warm summer’s day with absolutely no worries in the world besides what kind of fish you might catch.

If that sounds like your perfect day, then you’re bound to be in luck!

Heads up, anglers!

Mark your calendars because free fishing days are back! There are two days this summer where Carolinians can enjoy fishing without having to purchase a license.

Yes, you read that right! It’s FREE!

These days are perfect for beginners who may not have a fishing license and want to head out on the lake and try the hobby for the first time!

Are you a fishing fanatic and have family members who have never fished? Take them out on free fishing day! Do you consider yourself a angling “aficionado?” You can spend the entire day capturing as much fish to your heart’s content. It’s every fisher’s dream!

Anglers in the Carolinas are invited to participate in the state’s annual free fishing day that takes place on July 4th! Make sure you add fishing to your list of fourth of July festivities! Who says fishing and fireworks don’t go together?

South Carolinians can also enjoy free fishing day on Memorial Day – which is May 28 – in addition to Independence Day.

Be sure to note that individual states may place certain restrictions and other regulations may apply! Make sure you contact your state fish and wildlife agency for specific state regulations.

While fishers may not need a license, all other limits and restrictions still apply.

If you want to find a place to fish, you can check out the Commission’s fishing and boating maps on its website.