Indiana DNR properties offering free fishing June 4th, 5th

Indiana Department of Natural Resources will be offering free fishing days next weekend at its facilities.

The Free Fishing Weekend is June 4th and 5th. On free fishing days, Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state’s public waters. All other rules such as seasons, bag and size limits apply.

DNR says this is an opportunity to learn how to fish, to take your family fishing, or to introduce a friend to fishing.

Monroe Lake will be holding a Youth Fishing Derby from 8 to 10 on Saturday, June 4th at the Paynetown State Recreation Area. Children, 16 and under, can borrow equipment or bring their own. Bait will be provided. Volunteer instructors will be on hand to assist the young anglers. A prize drawing will be held at 10 a.m.

The next free fishing day on DNR properties is Sept. 24th.