(UNDATED) – This year’s four free fishing days are May 3, June 6-7, and Sept. 26.
Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout stamp to fish in public waters these days.
On all other days, only youth (age 17 and younger) and a few other special anglers are exempt from the license requirement.
- 4/18 – Earth Day Celebration, Spring Mill State Park
- 4/18 – Family Learn to Fish, Fort Harrison State Park
- 4/24 – Women’s Wilderness Weekend, Patoka Lake
- 5/16 – Learn to Catch & Cook, South Bend
- 5/16 – Family Learn to Fish, Terre Haute
- 5/16 – Learn to Fish with Lures, Indianapolis
- 5/23 – Family Learn to Fish, Fort Harrison State Park
- 6/5 – Learn to Camp & Fish, Potato Creek State Park
- 6/6 – Fishing Derby, Mississinewa Lake
- 6/6 – Kids’ Fishing Derby, Patoka Lake
- 6/6 – Family Learn to Fish, Seymour
- 6/6 – Family Learn to Fish, Terre Haute
- 6/6 – Youth Fishing Derby, Summit Lake State Park
- 6/6 – Free Fishing Frenzy, Brown County State Park
- 6/7 – Family Learn to Fish, Prophetstown State Park
- 6/13 – Women’s Learn to Fish, Potato Creek State Park
- 6/20 – Women’s Learn to Fish with Lures, Potato Creek State Park
- 6/27 – Women’s Learn to Kayak Fish, Potato Creek State Park
- 6/27 – Fireworks Over Mississinewa, Mississinewa Lake
- 9/19 – Wheelin’ IN the Fish, Patoka Lake
Find a place to fish
- 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.