Wyoming is holding a free fishing day as a part of National Fishing and Boating Week. This year free fishing day will take place Saturday, June 6.

It is the one day a year that people can fish in the state without having a fishing license or conservation stamp, which are required for fishing every other day of the year. People of all ages, as well as residents and nonresidents of Wyoming, can participate.

Robin Kepple, Information Specialist for Wyoming Game and Fish in the Laramie region, says the purpose of the day is to help people to get outdoors and enjoy fishing, boating and other outdoor activities the state has to offer. It is also an opportunity to educate people on preserving the natural beauty and resources found in the state.

All fishing regulations such as limits, stream closures, and gear restrictions are still in effect for the day.

In conjunction with free fishing day, daily use fees are waived at all Wyoming State Parks and Recreation Areas that provide angling.

State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails facilities offering free entrance are: Buffalo Bill, Boysen, Curt Gowdy, Edness K. Wilkins, Fort Phil Kearney, Glendo, Guernsey, Keyhole, Seminoe and Hawk Springs. Fishing opportunities also exist at the following sites, which offer free entrance year-round: Bear River, Sinks Canyon and Medicine Lodge. Overnight camping fees are still required.

For more information on free fishing day or places in your area to fish, contact your local Game and Fish representative or visit their website.