Fishing license requirement waived throughout TX today

Posted at 5:52 PM, Jun 03, 2017
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:19:53-04

Texas Parks and Wildlife allowed anyone in the state to fish on public waters without a license Saturday. 

The rain held off just long enough to allow families the chance to have some fishing fun in the sun.

Typically, people need to have a fishing license, but today that requirement was waived.

The waiver allowed the Williams family from Copperas Cove to adventure to Lake Belton for the first time. 

"Well, I received a text yesterday from one of my friends at church and she told me that 'tomorrow is Texas fishing day, you don't have to have a license to go fishing' so I knew at that moment that I was gonna be out fishing today. Bring the family out to have some fun on the lake," Samson Williams, a participant in license-free fishing, said. 

Williams also said he wishes Texas Parks and Wildlife offered license-free days more often. 

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