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Free Fishing Weekend, June 4-5

by DNR on June 2, 2016

This weekend is the last chance in 2016 for adults to fish for free in Indiana.

June 4 and 5 are the final two days of four Free Fishing Days this year.

On these special days, Indiana residents who are age 18 and older can fish public waters without needing a fishing license or a trout stamp.

Free Fishing Weekend is a great opportunity to take someone fishing who doesn’t already have a license. It’s also a great time to teach families how to fish because adults don't need a license on those days, and kids younger than age 18 never need a license.

The DNR Go FishIN program will offer free Family Learn to Fish Workshops in Carmel, Porter County, Edinburgh and Evansville. These are the last of 16 Family Learn to Fish Workshops in 2016.

In these three-hour workshops, attendees will learn basic fishing skills so that they can fish confidently on their own.

Also this weekend, city, county and state parks will be hosting fishing derbies. For more information on Free Fishing Days or the workshops, see 

Properties hosting events on June 4 are:

—Buffalo Trace Park, Palmyra, (812) 267-8762.

—Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber State Recreation Area), Cloverdale, (765) 795-3552.

—Carmel-Clay Parks and Recreation (West Park), Carmel, (317) 752-5444.

—Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA), Rockville, (765) 344-1412.

—Cedar Lake, Cedar Lake, (219) 374-6157.

—Chain O’Lakes State Park, Albion, (260) 636-2654.

—Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, (317) 327-7110.

—Hurshtown Reservoir, Fort Wayne, (260) 627-3390.

—Lake Larrew/Koinania Nature Preserve, Pierceton, (317) 727-4098.

—Logansport Isaac Walton League, Logansport, (574) 753-6969.

—Mississinewa Lake, Peru, (260) 468-2127.

—Monroe Lake (Paynetown SRA), Bloomington, (812) 837-9967.

—Mounds State Park, Anderson, (765) 649-8128.

—Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Seymour, (812) 522-4352.

—Ouabache State Park, Bluffton, (260) 468-2127.

—Ox Bow County Park, Goshen, (574) 535-6458.

—Patoka Lake, Birdseye, (812) 685-2447.

—Pigeon River FWA, Mongo, (260) 367-2164.

—Prairie Creek Reservoir, Muncie, (765) 747-4776.

—Prophetstown State Park, West Lafayette, (765) 567-4919.

—Red Bridge Park, Cicero, (317) 445-3022.

—Reservoir Park, Fort Wayne, (260) 456-1616.

—Robinson Lake, Hobart, (219) 743-0679.

—Rogers-Lakewood Park, Valparaiso, (219) 510-3193.

—Salamonie Lake, Andrews, (260) 468-2127.

—Sam Peden Community Park, New Albany, (812) 948-5360.

—Shakamak State Park, Jasonville, (812) 665-2158.

—Sodalis Nature Park, Plainfield, (765) 676-5437.

—Starve Hollow State Recreation Area, Vallonia, (812) 358-3464.

—Summit Lake State Park, New Castle, (765) 766-5873.

—Tippecanoe River State Park, Winamac, (574) 946-3213.

—Trine SRA/Pokagon State Park, at the Trine SRA fishing pier, Angola, (260) 833-2012.

—Shades State Park, Waveland, (765) 597-2654.

—Willow Slough Fish & Wildlife Area, Morocco, (219) 285-2704.


Properties hosting events on June 5 are:

—Hardy Lake, Scottsburg, (812) 794-3800.

—Johnson County Park, Franklin, (812) 526-6809.

—Lincoln State Park, Lincoln City, (812) 937-1979.

—Mill Race Park, Columbus, (812) 376-2680.

—Noblesville Park and Recreation (Hague Road Nature Haven), Noblesville, (317) 776-6350.

—Prairie Creek Reservoir, Muncie, (765) 747-4776.

—Prophetstown State Park, West Lafayette, (765) 567-4919.


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