You can practice catch and release striped bass fishing in Washington DC on the Potomac River or take the kids to Constitution Gardens Pond for a day of bluegill fishing. Some of the best fishing habitats are not limited to rural areas, but can be found in urban environments, like Washington DC, as well. Use these resources to start fishing in our nation's capital.

Find general information about fishing in Washington DC by visiting the District Department of the Environment website.

Free Fishing Days in Washington DC

New or beginning anglers can take advantage of the Free Fishing Days events that are scheduled each year in Washington DC. Free Fishing Days give new anglers the opportunity to try fishing without having to purchase a fishing license. Most Free Fishing Days take place during National Fishing and Boating Week.