MDWFP celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week


The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) wants you to mark your calendar for National Fishing and Boating Week June 1 – 9, a national celebration of fishing and boating. June 1st and 2nd are designated as “Free Fishing Days” in Mississippi and any person may sport fish without a license. In addition, daily permits to fish at state fishing lakes and state park lakes are not required.

July 4th is also designated as a “Free Fishing Day” statewide, and anglers will be able to fish without a license on any public water. However, daily permits will be required to fish any state fishing lake or state park lake on July 4.

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Those seeking additional information may call the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601) 432-2200.

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at or call us at (601) 432-2200.


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