No Need For Fishing License This Weekend

Those that haven’t fished in sometime may be lured to the waters this weekend.

Adult in Indiana do not need a fishing license to fish state waters during Free Fishing Weekend, which is June 7 and 8.

Clint Kowalik, DNR Go FishIN coordinator, suggested several Free Fishing Weekend options for adults and families.

“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,” Kowalik said.

To celebrate Free Fishing Weekend, recreation areas across the state are planning fun fishing derbies, casting clinics, fish-cleaning demonstrations and cooking classes.

Local properties and their phone numbers that are hosting activities for Free Fishing Weekend are:

  • Brookville Lake, Brookville, (765) 647-2657
  • Versailles State Park, Versailles, (812) 689-6424
  • Whitewater Memorial State Park, Liberty, (765) 458-5565

Children age 17 and younger do not need a fishing license in Indiana at any time. All other fishing regulations are still in effect during Free Fishing Weekend. For further information click here >>