Free fishing lined up for this weekend

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced state residents and visitors may fish for free without a fishing license in any of the state’s lakes, ponds, rivers and streams Saturday and Sunday.

Saltwater anglers may also fish in marine waters or for migratory marine fish species without enrolling in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry on Saturday and Sunday.

Cuomo signed legislation increasing the number of authorized statewide free fishing days to eight from two. Additional statewide free fishing dates will be announced this summer, a news release said.