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Go fish…for free!

13860The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries invites Louisianans of all ages to fish for free the first weekend in June without a fishing license on any of the state’s public waters.

Louisiana offers miles of shoreline and a myriad of freshwater lakes, marsh, and bayous to take opportunity of during this annual event. The Department hopes the weekend will introduce newcomers, visitors and people with rusty skills to one of Louisiana’s most popular sports.  If you already have a fishing license, consider taking a friend or family member who has never been fishing.

Anglers are allowed to fish on all public bodies of waters without a license, but all fishing regulations still apply.

In conjunction with Free Fishing Weekend, LDWF is working with supporting sponsors to offer the following event on Saturday, June 7:

Lake D’Arbonne State Park Fishing Derby
    3628 Evergreen Road, off Hwy. 2 (Bernice Hwy.)
* Registration begins at 8 a.m.
* Fishing contest begins at 9 a.m., and bait casting contest begins 10 a.m.
* Awards will be presented before noon.
* Eligible for kids 6 to 14 years of age.
* Bait will be provided by LDWF.
* Park entrance fee: $2/person; free entry for Seniors (62 and older) and children (3 and under)



One thought on “Go fish…for free!

  1. Free fishing ? Hey, we already pay for the “privilege” with every manner of taxes. Should be recognized as the right it actually is. Some regulations and enforcement are necessary, but we are overregulated and overcharged with a multiplicity of fees for a wallet full of licenses, which if you commit the dastardly crime of leaving on your breakfast table — or letting expire, will earn you a tidy fine when checked by an overzealous agent. —- To promote fishing and hunting in our state, back off — make the experiences enjoyable, not anxiety trips.

    Posted by TC | May 22, 2014, 12:368:56 am

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