Indiana’s Free Fishing Weekend June 7-8

Posted On June 03, 2014

bass-fishing-water-hook.jpg(Undated) – A fishing license won’t be necessary for anglers looking to make a big catch in Indiana’s public waterways this weekend.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the state’s annual free fishing weekend will take place June 7 and 8. While all other fishing regulations will still be in effect, conservation officers won’t ask for fishing licenses.

“Go alone to a quiet, secret spot, explore new waters with your family, or take a kid to a local fishing derby or city park pond,” Clint Kowalik, DNR Go FishIN coordinator, said.

A number of state parks and lakes will host free fishing weekend events, including fishing derbies for children. Those properties include Brookville Lake, Whitewater Memorial State Park, and Versailles State Park.

People who need reasonable modifications for effective participation in Free Fishing Weekend events at DNR properties should contact the property at least 72 hours before the event or call the DNR ADA Coordinator at (317) 232- 4145.

Annual fishing licenses can be purchased for $17 for an adult online at IndianaOUtdoor.IN.gov. Children 17 and younger do not need a license at any time.