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Free fishing in Colorado this weekend

Staff report

Fishing this weekend won’t come at a cost to anglers.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is holding Colorado’s Free Fishing Weekend today and Sunday. Anglers of all ages can fish without a license anywhere in the state.

The free weekend is part of the state’s efforts to promote outdoor activities.

According to a recent survey by Southwick Associates, fishing is a major economic driver for the state, contributing more than $1.9 billion each year to the state’s economy.

Colorado has nearly 9,000 miles of trout streams, 321 miles of which are designated Gold Medal waters and managed for high-quality fishing, according to a statement from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Although a license is not required this weekend, all other rules and regulations will apply. Anglers should consult the 2014 Colorado Fishing Brochure for specific regulations and restrictions for the waters they’ll be fishing.

To purchase a licenses or for more information about fishing, including the stocking report, the fishing atlas and access to the online version of the fishing brochure, go to http://www.cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Fishing.aspx. For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife, visit http://cpw.state.co.us.


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