Free fishing days planned

Saturday and Sunday will be the last chance for adults to fish free in Indiana this year.

On these special days, Indiana residents age 18 and older can fish public waters without needing a fishing license or a trout stamp.

Free Fishing Weekend provides people with the opportunity to take someone fishing who doesn’t already have a license. Kids younger than age 18 never need a license.

Special activities are planned for Saturday at Starve Hollow State Recreation Area south of Vallonia. For information, call 812-358-3464.

Also Saturday, the annual Take a Kid Fishing event will be from 8 a.m. to noon at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge east of Seymour. Activities include fishing games, cane-pole making, a fish craft and “how to fish” lessons. Fishing tackle and bait will be provided, and fishing poles will be available for use. Prizes will be awarded to youngsters catching the biggest fish during the event. For information, call 812-522-4352 or email

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