Free Fishing Weekend is June 7-8

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Kids and adults can celebrate Free Fishing Weekend, June 7-8, at recreation areas located across Indiana that are planning fun fishing derbies, casting clinics, fish-cleaning demonstrations and cooking classes.

Hoosier adults do not need a license to fish Indiana’s public waters during Free Fishing Weekend. Children under the age of 17 do not need a fishing license at any time.

Check out a new lake or river, or introduce friends and family to a favorite fishing spot. Call your favorite property for details. Some properties require registration.

Although no fishing license is needed to fish public waters on Free Fishing Weekend, all other fishing regulations are still in effect.

Individuals 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.

Properties hosting activities for Free Fishing Weekend:

-Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber SRA), Cloverdale, (765) 795-3552
-Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA), Rockville, (765) 344-1412
-Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, (317) 327-7110
-Hardy Lake, Scottsburg, (812)794-3800
-Hot Pond Park, Lebanon, (765) 482-8860
-J. Edward Roush Lake, Huntington, (260) 468-2127
-Mississinewa Lake, Peru, (260) 468-2127
-Monroe Lake, Bloomington, (812) 837-9546
-O’Bannon Woods State Park, Corydon, (812) 738-8234
-Ouabache State Park, Bluffton, (260) 824-0926
-Patoka Lake, Birdseye, (812) 685-2447
-River Preserve County Park, Goshen, (574) 535-6458
-Salamonie Lake, Andrews, (260) 468-2127
-Saint Patrick County Park, South Bend, (574) 277-4828
-Shakamak State Park, Jasonville, (812) 665-2158
-Starve Hollow State Recreation Area, Vallonia, (812) 358-3464
-Summit Lake State Park, New Castle, (765) 766-5873
-Versailles State Park, Versailles, (812) 689-6424
-Whitewater Memorial State Park, Liberty, (765) 458-5565
-Williams Dam Public Fishing Area, Williams, (812) 388-5562
-Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area, Morocco, (219) 285-2704

DNR property information:

Indiana fishing regulations: