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Free Fishing Days on June 4 and 5

Judd Weil-News Director

[PRATT, Kan.]

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks on June 2 announced June 4 and 5 are Free Fishing Days in Kansas, when anyone can fish on any public waters without a fishing license.

According to the KDWP, the free weekend provides the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the joys of angling, with the department dubbing it a “try it before you buy it” opportunity.

In Kansas, anyone between the age of 16 and 74 must have a fishing license to fish, except on Free Fishing Days. Although license requirements are waived, anglers must still abide by all other regulations such as length and creel limits, and equipment requirements.

People looking for a place to drop a line during Free Fishing Days, can visit and click “Where To Fish” for a list of fishing locations near you.

After finding an ideal spot or two, consult the 2022 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary prior to hitting the water. The summary contains vital information specific to all public waters and even has some handy tips and tricks on tying knots and identifying fish.

View an electronic version at, or pick up a hard-copy at the nearest license vendor.

Kansas fishing regulations, forecasts, and more can also be accessed via the GoOutdoorsKS mobile app for iOS and Android. Visit to download.

“With the right location, a variety of baits to choose from, and some cooperative weather, Kansas fishing can be a blast,” encourages the KDWP. “Give it a try; we can bet you’ll be hooked.”

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