Mark your calendars for this year’s Free Freshwater Fishing Weekend on June 3rd and 4th. This weekend provides the perfect opportunity to introduce a friend or family member to fishing! No license is required to fish any public freshwater lake, pond, reservoir, river, or stream statewide from 12:00 A.M. Saturday June 3rd until 11:59 P.M. Sunday June 4th. While you can fish for free on June 3rd and 4th, a license is required at all other times for those 15 years of age or older. For residents 15-17 years of age, and those 70 and over there is no fee for that license (other than any associated convenience fees while purchasing). Those under 15 may fish without a license. Funds from fishing license sales support MassWildlife’s fisheries research, fish stocking programs, and angler education programs. Fishing licenses may be purchased online at MassFishHunt or in person at a license vendor around the state.