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Arkansas fish hatcheries ready to host families for Free Fishing Weekend derbies

June 6, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon Friday, June 10, through midnight Sunday night, June 12.

AGFC’s hatcheries, 30 other locations provide free fishing opportunities June 11

June 1, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Not only will the fishing in Arkansas be free on the weekend of June 10-12, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will provide plenty of free opportunities around the state for kids and adults to fish on Saturday, June 11.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson proclaims June 11-13 Free Fishing Weekend in Arkansas

May 28, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon Friday, June 11, through midnight Sunday night, June 13. The proclamation was read at the beginning of the Commission's May meeting by Megan Perkins, agriculture liaison to Hutchinson’s office.

Gov. Hutchinson declares June 12-14 Free Fishing Weekend

May 21, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon Friday, June 12, through midnight Sunday night, June 14. The proclamation was read at today’s online commission meeting by Megan Perkins, agriculture and commerce liaison to Hutchinson’s office.

AGFC waives fishing license requirement during extended spring break in Arkansas

March 19, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in cooperation with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, voted during a specially called meeting today to waive all fishing license and trout permit requirements for residents and nonresidents starting this weekend at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21 through 11:59 p.m Sunday, March 29.

Watch the March 2020 Commission Meeting Live

March 19, 2020

The March 19, 2020 meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to discuss opening free fishing during spring break will begin at 11 a.m. at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GUJGHN2I4Y&feature=youtu.be

AGFC commissioner meeting announcement

March 19, 2020

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 19 to discuss adopting Free Fishing Week from March 20-29 to allow anglers to fish without a license.