Iowa DNR Hosts Free Fishing Weekend June 1-3

Iowa residents will enjoy free fishing without a license for three days beginning next Friday. From June 1 to June 3, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will allow fishing without a license at waters across the state. “This is a great time to take kids fishing or invite a neighbor or friend to come along,” says Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa DNR Fisheries Bureau.  Swan Lake State Park will be hosting a fishing event during the free fishing weekend. On Saturday, June 2, staff will provide poles, bait and fishing instruction for beginners from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at no cost. Links to other events and fishing tips can be found included with this story on our website.


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