News

New York state waives fishing license requirement for the weekend

New York state waives fishing license requirement for the weekend

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It’s a free fishing weekend in New York state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says state residents and visitors can fish without a fishing license this weekend in any of the state’s 7,500 lakes and ponds or 50,000 miles of rivers and streams.

Also this weekend, saltwater anglers can fish in marine waters or for migratory marine fish species without enrolling in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry.

The free weekend is part of the Cuomo administration’s larger effort to boost tourism.

More statewide free fishing dates will be announced later this summer.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Music

This week’s top rock tracks

foofighters

LISTEN: This week's top rock songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Viral Videos

WATCH: The ‘Force’ is strong with this home

11-overlay

If you weren't already excited for the next "Star Wars" movie, this house will change your mind.

in Weird

Gold tooth dropped in red kettle

kettle

There's been diamond rings, silver bars, and four-leaf clovers but this could be the first donation of its kind.

in Music

Dennis DeYoung: Rock Hall hates ‘power rock’

dennisdeyong

The "Come Sail Away" hitmakers have been overlooked again, alongside peers like Journey and Foreigner.

in Viral Videos

WATCH: Airman ‘Santa’ surprises 6-year-old son at storytime

santa

Aaron Williams was sad that his dad, stationed in South Korea, wouldn't be stateside for the holidays ... but a little Christmas magic gave him a gift he'll never forget.