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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Fish & Wildlife > Fishing > Free Fishing Days Free Fishing Days

Indiana's Four FREE days of fishing are
April 15, May 20 and June 3-4, 2017

father and son fishing

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.

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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.

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