Fish Free Weekend, June 4-5, includes Fishing Derby at Barren River Lake Park

   This weekend, June 4-5, is a Fish Free Weekend throughout Kentucky.
   Everyone can become a fisherman this weekend, no license required.
   This is an opportunity for the whole family to “wet a hook’ and experience baiting a hook, feeling a nibble and then landing the “big one.”
   Even visitors to the Commonwealth are invited to take advantage of the Fish Free Weekend. They are not required to have a license for these two days.
   However, size and creel limits on the number of fish that anglers may keep still apply. For those limits, visit Kentucky Fish Size and Creel Limits.  
   The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources offers 34 lakes enrolled in the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) program. These lakes are located in parks accessible to the public and offer good fishing from the bank – no boat necessary. For a listing of all FINs lakes, maps, directions and stocking schedules, visit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife FINS.

   Children 15 and under are invited to meet in the lobby of the Louie B. Nunn Lodge at the Barren River Lake State Resort Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, to participate in the Kids Fishing Derby. The Derby will end at 11 a.m.
   The Derby is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources  and the Barren River Lake State Resort Park.
   Poles (or you can bring your own), bait and drinking water will be provided.

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