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National Fishing & Boating Week Calendar Release

National Fishing and Boating Week Kicks Off June 3

[City/State/Area] Organizations Plan Community Events

The sixth annual National Fishing and Boating Week is set for June 3-11, and anglers and boaters across the country are making plans to get out on the water with family and friends.

As part of the week, hundreds of cities, towns, states and community organizations across the country are scheduling events to celebrate two of America’s favorite outdoor activities and the strong family bonds they create.

Among the many special fishing and boating events planned throughout [State] are Free Fishing Days, scheduled for [dates]. On these days, no license will be required to fish in lakes, rivers and ponds. 

Today, more than 50 million Americans fish — that’s more than those who play golf and tennis combined. National Fishing and Boating Week is the perfect time for both new and experienced anglers to take part in this All-American activity.

Editor’s note: Because community events are being added daily, please direct readers to for the most up-to-date listing of National Fishing and Boating Week activities in [city/state/area].

National Fishing and Boating Week, coordinated by the nonprofit Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, is designed to increase awareness of fishing and boating opportunities available to all Americans. Funded by the federal government’s Sport Fish Restoration Program, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation was created to increase participation in fishing and boating and focus attention on the need to protect the nation’s aquatic resources. 

Dave Landahl