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Wisconsin offers a variety of fishing opportunities. Give them a try!
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Contact information
Theresa Stabo
Aquatic resources educator
608-266-2272

Fishing Wisconsin - Angler & aquatic education Free Fishing Weekend - June 3–4, 2017

A big thank you!

Thanks to our partners and volunteers who held Free Fishing Weekend events this year. We couldn't do it without you!

Dates to remember

Free Fishing Weekends are always held the third full weekend in January and the first full weekend in June. This summer, it will be June 3 – 4, 2017.

Host a Free Fishing Weekend event!

Watch for planning forms about three months before Free Fishing Weekend. Give us the details and we'll post your event on this site.

Need fishing gear?

No fishing gear? No problem. We have fishing poles that you can borrow at many state parks and DNR offices; many of those sites have ice fishing gear. 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.

Get a license

New to fishing, but want to make it a habit after Free Fishing Weekend? Try our "First-time buyer" resident license for only $5. Discounts for non-residents too!

Here is more information about purchasing a fishing license so you'll be ready to fish any time of the year!

More fishing opportunities

The Department of Tourism lists events at The Great Outdoors - Fishing, [exit DNR].

Last revised: Monday January 23 2017