The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife are alerting anyone preparing for the summer fishing season that a new rules pamphlet is effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, and features rules and regulations for hundreds of lakes, rivers, and marine areas around the state.
The regulations are available online now and an updated printed version of the pamphlet should also be available at license dealers around the state by July 1.
Find a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) license dealer near you at https://wdfw.wa.gov/licenses/dealers.
Some of the changes to this year’s regulations that anglers should be aware of include:
WDFW issues updates and corrections to the pamphlet as needed. Anglers can stay up to date with regulations by downloading the Fish Washington mobile app on their smartphone; more information can be found at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/app.
The department also issues emergency rules throughout the year, available at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/.