Free fishing, programs available this weekend

By Braden Pelley

INDIANAPOLIS – State officials are trying to get Hoosiers hooked on fishing.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will hold free-fishing weekend June 6 and 7 with many programs and locations to go fishing.

Clint Kowalik, coordinator of the GoFishIN in the City program said, “It’s a good chance for the whole family to learn about fishing.”

The DNR also makes programs available for families to learn more about fishing together.

In 2014, more than 2,700 people attended the fishing events and 2,000 have already signed up this weekend.

Children 17 and younger do not need a fishing license at any time, so the program is aimed at adults who do not have a license.

“Whether it is people’s first time fishing or they fish a lot,” said Kowalik, “the DNR removes barriers to get people outside and fishing.”

For free-fishing weekend program and fishing location details visit

Braden Pelley is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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