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Confusion leads to two free fishing days

KINGMAN - If you've wanted to go fishing, but didn't go because you didn't have a fishing license, the Arizona Game & Fish Department has a deal for you.

For the past eight years, Arizona has participated with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation in National Fishing and Boating week.

As part of that program, there was a designated one-day of free fishing statewide.

But due to a mix-up in the regulations, state officials couldn't determine if the real free fishing day this year was June 7 or June 14.

Fisheries Chief Kirk Young said, "Since there has been some confusion on the real free fishing day - June 7 or June 14, we decided that the only fair decision is to allow anglers to fish state waters on either of these Saturdays without a valid fishing license."

What this means is that unlicensed anglers can go out on one or both of these days and try their angling skills.

Anglers can fish in all state waters, including the urban program lakes, and along the shoreline of the Colorado River on the Arizona side of the river. Tribal waters are not covered.

Bag limits for all species are in effect.