TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A little rain couldn’t stop Hoosiers from around the state from taking part in free fishing weekend.
It’s the one weekend out of the year in which Indiana residents can fish in public bodies of water without a license.
Free fishing weekend is followed by national fishing and boating week which highlights the importance of boating and fishing.
Anthony Barenie, recruitment, retention and reactivation manager Indiana Department of Natural Resources says, this weekend is not only about fun but potentially learning a new skill.
“It gives an opportunity for those with family or friends who might be interested in fishing,” said Barenie. “For them to take their family and friends with them. To introduce them to the sport. To introduce them into the hobby.”
On free fishing days, all fishing regulations remain in place except the need for a license and a trout and salmon tramp. The last free fishing day of the year will be on September 25.