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Free Fishing Weekend | June 7-9 (Statewide)

June 7, 2019 – June 9, 2019

Free Fishing Weekend, derbies scheduled June 7-9
Free Fishing Days begins this weekend. From noon Friday, June 7, until midnight Sunday night., June 9. No angler will need a fishing license or trout permit to fish anywhere in Arkansas.

Residents and nonresidents may fish this weekend without fishing licenses or trout permits. Regulations for Arkansas waters apply: daily limits, slot limits and length limits must be observed.

Kids’ Fishing Day at the Commission’s five fish hatcheries is Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

The hatchery derbies are for anglers 15 and under. Each child must be supervised by an adult. Kids may catch and keep up to three catfish (or three trout at the Jim Hinkle Spring River State Fish Hatchery). In addition to fishing fun, participants also will be able to compete in casting contests and win prizes for fish caught.

Contact the hatchery nearest you for details on its derby: