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New Fishing Regulations Effective April 1, 2020

A suite of updated statewide, regional and local fishing regulations will go into effect on April 1 in Wisconsin. - Photo credit: DNR
A suite of updated statewide, regional and local fishing regulations will go into effect on April 1 in Wisconsin.Photo credit: DNR

Contact(s): Meredith Penthorn, Fisheries Management policy specialist, 608-316-0080, Meredith.Penthorn@wisconsin.gov
February 25, 2020

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: this news release has been updated to remove information related to Mississippi River walleye regulations. A separate news release will be issued specific to those regulations changes.]

MADISON, Wis. - A suite of updated statewide, regional and local Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fishing regulations will go into effect on April 1, 2020, to provide good fishing opportunities for the public and help fulfill management goals.

Statewide and Regional Fishing Regulation Changes

Local Fishing Regulation Changes

Additionally, a variety of regulations have changed on local waters and will be described in the 2020-21 Hook and Line Fishing Regulations and Trout Fishing Regulations. To look up the regulations where you plan to fish, visit the DNR website here.

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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