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June 5-7, 2015

Fish for free during Take-A-Kid Fishing Weekend: Minnesotans 16 or older who take a child 15 or younger fishing don't need a license that weekend, and opportunities for inexperienced, beginner anglers abound throughout Minnesota.

Catch some quality, family time and plan a special fishing day or weekend. There are a variety of organized fishing opportunities throughout the state during Take a Kid Fishing Weekend.

Fishing in Minnesota State Parks

Find "I can Fish!" events and more information

MinnAqua logoFishing with children is fun, rewarding and builds lasting memories.

To learn some fishing basics, see this beginner's guide to fishing from the MinnAqua program that covers fishing skills, equipment, fun facts, safety and information about aquatic ecosystems.



Learn more at Fish Minnesota

To find answers to common fishing questions, read fishing regulations, find a place to fish, or see definitions to common fishing terms, visit Fish Minnesota, the DNR's fishing information hub.

Twin Cities area fishing opportunities

Find out more about fishing in the Twin Cities metro area at the Fishing in the Neighborhood (FiN) page. This DNR urban fishing program provides great shore fishing opportunities from 66 metro-area lakes. Also, check out the Explore Outdoor St Paul website for metro fishing events.

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