Every year, Indiana DNR offers Hoosiers four opportunities to fish for free. The first Free Fishing Day is this Sunday, May 7.  The other dates this year are June 3-4, and Sept. 23. Whether you’re fishing for dinner or a new thrill, a free fishing day is your chance to get on the water.

On Free Fishing Days, Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish in the state’s public waters. All other rules such as seasons, bag, and size limits apply.  For public places to fish near you, see on.IN.gov/where2fish.

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? See Fishing Tips and Videos.

2023 Indiana Free Fishing Days are Sunday, May 7th, Saturday and Sunday June 3rd and 4th, and Saturday, Sept. 23rd.

Free admission provides a great opportunity to enjoy your favorite DNR property or visit a new site. Find DNR properties across the state and the facilities they offer.