LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 4, 2012) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is sponsoring the Arkansas Free Fishing Weekend June 8-10.
From noon on Friday until midnight on Sunday, residents and nonresidents may fish without fishing licenses or trout permits. Regulations for Arkansas waters apply: daily limits, slot limits and length limits must be observed.
And to get the kids excited about fishing, AG&FC is also holding a free fishing day on Saturday. The kiddos are encouraged to grab their fishing poles and bait to participate in the free fishing derby.
There will be prizes awarded for fish caught. Event times are Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. - noon.
The derby is for kids ages 2- 15. Participants may be assisted by adults, but adults cannot fish. Fish caught may be kept but there is a limit of three fish per child.
The following fish hatcheries are participating in the Fishing Day:
Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery
C.B. Craig State Fish Hatchery
Andrew Hulsey State Fish Hatchery
Hot Springs 877-525-8606
William Donham State Fish Hatchery
Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery
Mammoth Spring 877-625-7521
(Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission)