The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says Hoosier adults can fish for free this weekend.
Indiana residents who are age 18 and older will be allowed to fish public waters without a fishing license or a trout stamp on Saturday, May 20. Additional free fishing days are scheduled for June 3-4.
The DNR will also host several Family Learn to Fish Workshops around the state, including one at Krannert Park in Indianapolis from 9 a.m. to noon. Attendees, 6 years and older, will learn basic fishing skills so they can fish on their own. Equipment and bait will be provided. The workshops are free but registration is required.
For more information, see GoFishin.IN.gov. Properties hosting fishing events and derbies on May 20 are:
|Trine State Recreation Area||Family Fishing Fun||
|Avon||Washington Township Park||Family Learn to Fish||(317) 745-0785|
|Edinburgh||Lake Cottonwood||Family Fishing Day||(812) 526-6809|
|Indianapolis||Krannert Park||Family Learn to Fish||(317) 327-7375|
|Lafayette||Munger Park||Family Learn to Fish||(765) 807-1500|
|Marshall||Turkey Run State Park||Fish with a Naturalist||(765) 597-2635|
|Mitchell||Spring Mill State Park||Family Learn to Fish||(317) 234-8441|
|Nashville||Brown County State Park||Fishing Frenzy||(812) 988-5240|
|Richmond||Glen Miller Park||Family Learn to Fish||(317) 234-8441|
|Tell City||Hoosier Nat'l. Forest, German Ridge||Fishing Derby||(812) 275-5987|
|Washington||Eastside Park||Family Fishing||(812) 644-7717|
|Waveland||Lake Waveland Park||Catching One Youth||(765) 435-2073|