Illinois Free Fishing Days Set for June 5-8

June 4, 2015

Family Events, Fishing Regulations, Fishing Tournament Changes Q&A and More Information Available Online

Summer is a great time to take the family fishing. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is announcing resources, clinics and other events designed to make fishing more enjoyable. When you go fishing this summer – whether you are an experienced angler or first-timer – be sure to take someone with you. Introduce another person to the sport of fishing this year.

Free Fishing Days for 2015: The 2015 Illinois Free Fishing Days promotion will be held June 5-8. During this time, no fishing license is required. It is a great opportunity for families to try fishing, without needing to purchase a license immediately.

Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair: The 24th annual Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair will be held at Pere Marquette State Park near Grafton, IL on Sat., June 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The free event features fun for children and families. For details, call 618-786-3323 or check the website at

Fishing Licenses: Fishing license revenue helps fund three state fish hatcheries, IDNR fisheries staff and related conservation and education efforts. For more information about fishing licenses and to buy a license online, follow this link: For complete information about fishing in Illinois, including fishing reports, science and research, tips and techniques, places to fish and more, visit:



This video highlights fishing’s economic impact and details on how fishing license dollars are spent:

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