Grab the kids, grab the family and friends and go fishing in Arkansas during the Arkansas Free Fishing Weekend coming up soon in June.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced the big weekend recently saying that it will be free fishing for everyone the weekend of June 9 through June 11. This will be the perfect time to check out Arkansas lakes and rivers with the family.

What Does Free Fishing Weekend Mean?

Dad and son fishing at lake

It means you will be able to fish anywhere in Arkansas without having to have a fishing license or a trout permit. That goes for Arkansas residents and non-residents!

The free fishing weekend was a proclamation by Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying that anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon Friday, June 9, until midnight Sunday night, June 11.

Young Man Canoeing With His Dog

Oh, and the fishing will be good, did you know that the AGFC  recently stocked close to 50 Family and Community Fishing locations across the state?

The Regulations for Arkansas still waters apply. Things like daily limits, slot limits, and length limits. You can find all that information at the link above in the 2023 Arkansas Fishing Guide Book and in the 2023 Arkansas Trout Fishing Guide Book.


Did you know that the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has some great items up for auction? According to their Facebook Page;

We have five RAM 4x4 trucks, a nice War Eagle boat, several boat motors, 4 wheelers, generators, pond aerators and even a microscope.

You can check out the items that are up for auction at

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