Free fishing weekend today, Sunday

This is free fishing weekend in Washington.

The Fish and Wildlife Department says no license is required to go fishing today and Sunday. Other rules such as size limits and seasons still apply.

After the weekend a license will be required again. An annual fishing license for fresh and salt water costs $42.35 for state residents.

With the free weekend, the department hopes to encourage new anglers. It has posted a Web page with information for beginners, such as how to bait a hook.

The Associated Press