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

Sweet Family

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

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 [PDF] and you'll be good to go! Details are on the form. Remember to plan for adults who may have missed out 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.

Spring is on the way!

And with it, opportunities to introduce your friends and family to fishing

Attend a Free Fishing Weekend event!

State Parks and Recreation Areas are waiving entrance stickers for the whole weekend, so pick your day!

Sheboygan County
Community: Sheboygan Falls, WI
Date: June 4, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: River Park, Sheboygan Falls, WI; North of CTH PP, west of Hwy. 32, west of YMCA.
Target Age: All ages are welcome, but activities are geared towards children.
Free Fishing Weekend: Come Learn the Basics of Fishing
  • Free event open to the public.
  • Fishing poles available.
  • Stocked fish and free bait.
  • Fish cleaning and cooking.
  • Archery and BB gun ranges.
  • Canoeing on the river.
Sponsors: Sheboygan County Conservation Association and Camp Y–Koda
Contact: For more information contact Warden Tyler Flood, 920-400-9551

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.

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.

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!

A big thank you!

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

More fishing opportunities

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

Last revised: Tuesday March 21 2017