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Saturday is the first of four 'Free Fishing Days' in Indiana this spring

Fishers don't need a license or a trout stamp
Posted at 10:55 AM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 10:56:13-04

INDIANAPOLIS — If you're looking for something fun and free to do this weekend, how about a little fishing?

Saturday, April 20, is the first of four Indiana Free Fishing Days for 2019. The other days are May 18 and June 1-2, 2019

During "Free Fishing Days" Indiana residents can fish public waters without a fishing license or a trout stamp. Children ages 17 and younger do not need a license on any day.

A number of events will be held across the state, including:

  • A Women's Learn to Fish workshop will be held at St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Advanced registration is required; register online or by calling 574-674-9765.
  • A Family Learn to Fish workshop will take place at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Seymour from 9 a.m. to noon. Advance registration is required by calling 812-522-4352 x12 or emailing
  • State Parks are also hosting Free Fishing Day events.

Specific information about all Free Fishing Day events can be found online at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website.

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