Arkansas Free Fishing Weekend June 6-8

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officials say both residents and nonresidents may fish this weekend in the state without fishing licenses or trout permits.   Regulations for Arkansas waters still apply, including daily limits, slot limits, and length limits.  The Free Fishing Weekend officially begins at Noon on Friday, June 6th, and will end on Midnight Sunday, June 8th.

Also, “Kids’ Fishing Day” at Arkansas Game & Fish hatcheries is this Saturday, June 7th from 9:00am-2:00pm for kids 12 and younger at the following state hatcheries…

Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery
23 Joe Hogan Lane
Lonoke, AR
(877) 676-6963

CB Craig State Fish Hatchery
977 West Fish Hatchery Road
Centerton, AR
(877) 795-2470

Andrew Hulsey State Fish Hatchery
350 Fish Hatchery Road
Hot Springs, AR
(877) 525-8606

William Donham State Fish Hatchery
3587 US Highway 67 West
Corning, AR
(877) 857-3876

Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery
895 Arkansas Highway 342
Mammoth Spring, AR
(877) 625-7521

Each pond will be stocked with catchable-size fish.  Be sure to supply your own fishing tackle and bait.  There are limits of three fish per child and one rod or pole per child.

For more information regarding activities and offerings of the Arkansas State Game & Fish Commission, visit their website at