INDIANA – This year’s four Free Fishing Days are May 1, June 4–5, and Sept. 24.
Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish in public waters on these days.
Free Fishing Days are a great opportunity to try fishing for the first time and to take the family and friends who are looking for a fun, safe, and rewarding outdoor activity.
Check the DNR Calendar for fishing events around the state during Free Fishing Days.
Where to Go
- Where to Fish
- Urban Fishing
- Indiana Fish Stocking locations
- Fish & Wildlife properties
- All DNR properties
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 management, public access, fish stocking, and education programs.