- Take Me To the Water!
- Partner Programs
- Contact information
- Theresa Stabo
Aquatic resources educator
Fishing Wisconsin - Angler & aquatic education Free Fishing Weekend: June 7 - 8, 2014
Life's a fishing picnic! Especially on Wisconsin's Free Fishing Weekend, June 7 - 8, 2014. Residents and nonresidents are welcome!
Fish anywhere in Wisconsin without a license or trout stamp on Free Fishing Weekend. This includes all inland waters and Wisconsin's side of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. Other fishing rules apply, such as limits on the number and size of fish you can keep and any seasons when you must release certain fish species. So, pack up the family or call your friends and head to the water for fishing fun!
Need fishing gear?
No fishing gear? No problem. We have fishing poles that you can borrow at many state parks and DNR offices. Contact a Tackle Loaner site at one of several state parks and DNR regional offices to borrow one. Call the DNR staffer or partner listed for each site to find out what specific equipment is available and to arrange to pick it up. New for this year: State Parks and Recreation Areas are waiving entrance stickers for the whole weeekend, so pick your day.
Host a Free Fishing Weekend event!
If you would like us to post your event on our Web site, just fill out and return this Free Fishing Weekend Planning Form by May 28, 2014 and you'll be good to go! Details are on the form. Remember to plan for adults who may have missed the fishing boat as kids! We’ll post your events as we learn of them. Of course, you can just take your friends fishing without telling us, but we love to hear your stories about how you coaxed your pals out for a free weekend of fishing.
Attend a Free Fishing Weekend event!
Dozens of free fishing clinics are offered on Free Fishing Weekend by many fishing clubs, local parks departments, community centers and civic organizations. Learn the basics and fish using equipment provided at most of these events. We'll post Free Fishing Weekend clinics here as we learn about them. Please check back often for updates.
Find information on purchasing a fishing license[exit DNR] here and you'll be ready to fish for the rest of the year!
Pssst! We also have Winter Free Fishing Weekend. Next year it will be on January 17-18, 2015.