Free Fishing

Father’s Day is coming up, which means free fishing!

By Montana law, each year on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day weekends any person (resident or nonresident) may fish within the state without a fishing license. You can find the 2024 Montana Fishing Regulations online or at a local sporting goods store.

Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) provides legal tips to help Montanans better understand their rights and find free resources. MLSA is not affiliated with Fish Wildlife & Parks (FWP). We encourage you to read the FWP Fishing Regulations if you have any questions about fishing in Montana. You can also contact an FWP Regional Office.