Free Fishing Days begins noon Friday, June 7, until midnight Sunday night., June 9. No angler will need a fishing license or trout permit to fish anywhere in Arkansas.
Residents and nonresidents may fish this weekend without fishing licenses or trout permits. Regulations for Arkansas waters apply: daily limits, slot limits and length limits must be observed.
Kids’ Fishing Day at the Commission’s five fish hatcheries is Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m.- noon
The hatchery derbies are for anglers 15 and under. Each child must be supervised by an adult. Kids may catch and keep up to three catfish (or three trout at the Jim Hinkle Spring River State Fish Hatchery). In addition to fishing fun, participants also will be able to compete in casting contests and win prizes for fish caught.
Contact the hatchery nearest you for details on its derby:
Andrew Hulsey State Fish Hatchery, Hot Springs, 877-525-8606.
Charlie Craig State Fish Hatchery, Centerton, 877-795-2470.
William Donham State Fish Hatchery, Corning, 877-857-3876.
Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery, Lonoke, 877-676-6963.
Jim Hinkle Spring River State Fish Hatchery, Mammoth Spring, 877-625-7521