Free Fishing Days are June 4-5

INDIANA – Indiana offers four Free Fishing Days each year to provide Indiana residents the chance to fish without the need for a fishing license.

The weekend of June 4 and 5 marks two of those days. Take the weekend to spend time by the water with family or friends.

Not sure where to go? Visit our Where to Fish page to view free, public access fishing spots throughout Indiana.

On Free Fishing Days, Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state’s public waters. All other rules such as seasons, bag, and size limits apply.


Free Fishing Days are an excellent opportunity to learn how to fish, take your family fishing, or introduce a friend to fishing. To see what properties are hosting events, go to the DNR Calendar. Prefer to learn on your own? 

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Where to Go

Fishing Information

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 support research, habitat managementpublic accessfish stocking, and education programs.