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Know the regulations to make your fishing more enjoyable.
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Theresa Stabo
Aquatic resources educator

Fishing Wisconsin - Angler & aquatic education Free Fishing Weekend

Thanks to all our 2015 Free Fishing Weekend Hosts!

Dozens of events, hundreds of volunteers, thousands of smiles and lots of fish and sunshine! What more could you ask for? Thank you, volunteers!

Sweet Family

Learn alongside the kids on Free Fishing
Weekend, and be ready when they say,
"Take me fishing, please!"

Did you miss Free Fishing Weekend?

Don't wait for next June to roll around before hitting the water. There is still plenty of good fishing to be had, and if you're new to the sport, you get off cheap with the "First-timer" resident license for only $5.00. You can't see a first-run movie for that price!

Find information on purchasing a fishing license [exit DNR] here and you'll be ready to fish for the rest of the year!

Need fishing gear?

No fishing gear? No problem. We have fishing pole 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.

Pssst! We have two Free Fishing Weekends every year. They're always the third weekend in January and the first weekend in June. Mark your calendars for 2016: January 16-17 and June 4-5.

State Fish Hatchery and Facility Open Houses

Dates vary - some open house events are held in conjunction with Free Fishing Weekend. Check with the hatcheries and rearing facilities for upcoming events.

Last revised: Monday June 15 2015