No license is required to fish any public lake, pond, reservoir, stream, or river in Massachusetts from 12am Sat., June 5, 2021 until 11:59pm Sun., June 6, 2021.
All other fishing regulations, including catch limits, apply during Free Fishing Weekend. Other than Free Fishing Weekend, you need a license to fish in fresh water if you are 15 or older. If you’re 15–17 or 70 and older, your license is free. Funds from fishing license sales support MassWildlife’s fisheries research, fish stocking programs, and angler education programs. Buy your fishing license here. For saltwater anglers, Free Saltwater Fishing Weekend is June 19–20.
Great places to fish in Natick:
- Dug Pond (see hundreds of trout released)
- The Charles River (including at the South Natick Dam)
- Lake Cochituate
All of the above are stocked by the state with trout.
Pickerel Pond is also a great place to fish and hike.
Natick retailers such as Natick Outdoor Store and Dick’s Sporting Goods can get you fully outfitted for fishing fun.
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