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2024 Free Fishing Weekend

Looking To Fish?

Residents and nonresidents may fish from Friday, June 7 at noon until midnight Sunday, June 9 without a fishing license or trout permit. Regulations for Arkansas waters apply; daily limits and slot and length limits must be observed.

Visit one of our four state hatcheries for the annual fishing derbies on Free Fishing Weekend! These events are for families; all adults and children must register prior to the derby. Bring your fishing fear and bait along with chairs, water, sunscreen and snacks. There is a limit of three fish per person.

Click one of the hatcheries below to find the links to register. We can’t wait to see you there!


Hatchery Derby Locations:

Click Here to register for the Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery Fishing Derby!

Address:
23 Joe Hogan Lane
LonokeAR 72086

Meeting on:
Saturday, June 8, 2024
8 a.m.-noon

Click Here to register for the Charlie Craig State Fish Hatchery Fishing Derby!

Address:
977 West Fish Hatchery Rd
CentertonAR 72719

Meeting on:
Saturday, June 8, 2024
8 a.m.-noon

Click Here to register for the William H. Donham State Fish Hatchery Fishing Derby!

Address:
3587 Hwy 67 West
CorningAR 72422

Meeting on:
Saturday, June 8, 2024
8 a.m.-noon

Click Here to register for the Andrew Hulsey State Fish Hatchery Fishing Derby!

Address:
350 Fish Hatchery Rd
Hot SpringsAR 71913

Meeting on:
Saturday, June 8, 2024
8 a.m.-noon