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Free Fishing Weekend

Fishing Wisconsin - Angler & aquatic education

Peace and quiet on Free Fishing Weekend, alone or with a friend.
Peace and quiet on Free Fishing Weekend

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.

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