Free Fishing Days
Indiana's four FREE days of fishing are
April 20, May 18 and June 1-2, 2019
Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state's public waters on Free Fishing Days.
On all other days, only youth (age 17 and younger) and a few other special anglers are exempt from the license requirement.
Find a place to fish
- Go FishIN in the City - Indiana’s urban fishing program
- Where to Fish interactive map
- DNR properties
- Tips for keeping fishing simple
- Fishing rules and regulations
- Fishing information
- Weekly fishing reports
Buy a Fishing License
If you enjoyed the Free Fishing Days, please consider purchasing a fishing license so you can fish throughout the entire year (license year is April 1 to March 31 of the following year). License sales fund fisheries management, maintain public access sites, and provide free sport fishing educational programs.