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May 20 is a Free Fishing Day in Indiana
Start Date: 5/18/2017 All Day
Event Description:

Hoosier adults can fish for free in Indiana on May 20. 

Additional Free Fishing Days in 2017 are June 3-4. On these special days, Indiana residents who are age 18 and older can fish public waters without needing a fishing license or a trout stamp. 

Free Fishing Days are an opportunity to take someone fishing who doesn’t have a license. They are also a great time to teach families to fish because adults don't need a license on those days, and kids younger than age 18 never need a license.

The DNR Go FishIN program will offer free Family Learn to Fish Workshops in Avon, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Mitchell and Richmond on May 20. In these three-hour workshops, attendees will learn basic fishing skills so they can fish on their own. 

Also on May 20, city, county and state parks will host fishing events and derbies. For more information, see

Properties hosting events on May 20 are:

City                             Property                                 Event type                  Phone

Angola/Fremont          Trine State Recreation Area    Family Fishing Fun     (260) 833-2012

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 National Forest,         Fishing Derby (812) 275-5987

                                    German Ridge Rec. Area

Washington                 Eastside Park                          Family Fishing            (812) 644-7717

Waveland                    Lake Waveland Park               Catching One Youth   (765) 435-2073

                                                                                    at a Time 

To view all DNR news releases, please see  


Media contact: Michelle Cain, wildlife information specialist, DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, (317) 234-8240,

Contact Information:
Name: Michelle Cain
Phone: (317) 234-8240
State calendar entry type:
Press Release
State calendar entry category:
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State calendar classification:
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