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Saturday free fishing day

For those looking for a fun activity that's close to home and doesn't cost much, mark June 6 on the calendar.

"Make plans now to get out with your family and enjoy a free day of fishing," says Drew Cushing, warm water sport fisheries coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources.

Cushing says Utah has plenty of water this year, and fishing should be better than ever.

"Fishing at many of our mid-elevation reservoirs is really good right now," he said. "As the spring runoff recedes, fishing will pick up at the state's rivers and streams too."

People won't need a license to fish on June 6, but Cushing reminds everyone that the other rules in the state's fishing guidebook will still be in effect.

Free fishing days have become a tradition for the DWR each year. Many take advantage of the event to get out and do something they may not have done for years or do only once in a while.

Interested parties can learn those rules by reading the 2009 Utah Fishing Guidebook.

The free guidebook is available at

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