Kentucky's Free Fishing Weekend, which began more than 30 years ago, offers youngsters and families an opportunity to try fishing at no cost on June 2-3.
All anglers, both youngsters and adults, may fish without a license those two days. However, all anglers must still observe minimum size limits and creel limits.
At several locations around the state, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has partnered with sportsmen's clubs, parks departments or other government agencies to provide a variety of fishing events and activities for new anglers.
“Beginners can try out fishing and get some hands-on instruction at the free fishing events that weekend,” said Marc Johnson, aquatic education administrator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Many of the events on department-owned waters will be hosted by fisheries and law enforcement division employees.”
Most Kentucky State Resort Parks have fishing poles and tackle that is free for guests to use.
Barren River State Resort Park is hosting a youth fishing derby for kids ages 15 and under beginning at 9 a.m. June 2. Fishing poles and bait provided.