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Free Fishing Weekend in June

Monday, May 18th, 2009 at 5:18 am

Wisconsin has many great outdoor activities and traditions, and one of the best is coming up soon.  The weekend of June 6-7 is Free Fishing Weekend for the entire state.  Citizens of all ages can fish without a license on our thousands of beautiful lakes and rivers.  This is the perfect opportunity to practice your fishing skills, take your family out on the lake, or even learn to fish for the first time.

Many organizations are sponsoring community events on lakes around the state in celebration of Free Fishing Weekend.  You can visit the DNR website at

www.dnr.state.wi.us to find more information about events being held that weekend.  The website also has event planning forms to download if you would  like to hold your own fishing event and have it sponsored by the DNR.

If you want to take part in this exciting event but have no fishing equipment of your own, don’t worry.  Many state parks and DNR offices are loaning poles     and tackle for those who need them.  However, it is important to sign up for this loaning program as soon as possible since many people will be looking for     equipment for the weekend.  The DNR website also has more information about borrowing fishing gear, including a list of locations.

Whether you’re an avid fisherman or just looking to have a good time with family and friends, Free Fishing Weekend gives you the perfect chance to get out      on the water.  It’s a great time to share your love of fishing with your children or spouse, or bring out a friend for some fun and relaxation.

As always, if you have any additional questions regarding news resources, or have other legislative concerns, please feel free to contact me toll-free at       1-888-529-0028 or by e-mailing me at Rep.Hraychuck@legis.wisconsin.gov.

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