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Fishing Wisconsin - Angler & aquatic education Free Fishing Weekend

Lake Wingra

Peace and quiet at the water's edge,
alone or with a family member.

What it means

All the waters of the state are open to fishing for free, without a license, on these special weekends. Remember though, all usual regulations remain in force.

Dates to remember

Free Fishing Weekends are always held the third full weekend in January and the first full weekend in June. For 2021, the dates will be January 16 & 17 and June 5 & 6.

Did you miss Free Fishing Weekend this June?

Don't wait for next June to roll around before hitting the water.

Get a license now!

New to fishing or haven’t bought a fishing license in 10 years? Want to make it a healthy habit? Try our "First-time buyer - Welcome back" resident license for only $5.

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

Last revised: Thursday July 02 2020