WSSC and Maryland DNR Host Free Fishing Days

No Permits Encourage Family Fishing Outings

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – June 4, 2014: To kick off summer, WSSC and Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) declare permit- and license-free fishing days on Saturday, June 7 and 14 and Friday, July 4. Traditionally, this is a popular time for families, children and anglers of all ages to enjoy fishing activities on WSSC watershed properties.

For the three, free fishing dates, WSSC will not require watershed permits for fishing.  WSSC enforces all Maryland DNR regulations. All participating individuals must comply with Maryland fishing regulations on fishing season, allowable species, minimum size and creel limits. Nets, hand lines or other devices will not be allowed.

Fishermen under the age of 16 are not required at any time to have licenses by either WSSC or DNR.  However, minors under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a person at least 18 years of age who also holds a valid Use Permit.

Fishing is permitted from boats and reservoir shores as designated by WSSC; fishing and boating are not allowed near the T. Howard Duckett Dam, Brighton Dam or their immediate vicinity. Fishing location maps are available at the Visitors Information Center at Brighton Dam. For detailed information, visit Watershed Regulations.

For more information on Maryland recreational fishing, visit http://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/rec/freebayfish.asp.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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