Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites Oregonians to fish for free during Free Fishing Weekend, June 6-7.
To help novice anglers get started, free fishing events around the region can help parents introduce their children to the joy of fishing. Events are typically geared towards kids and many provide loaner rods and reels as well as volunteers to help kids learn how to fish.
During Free Fishing Weekend fishing licenses and tags are not required, although all other angling restrictions apply.
The following events are taking place throughout central and southeast Oregon. All events are on Saturday, June 6.
- Burns Pond, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. More information: Tim Walters (541) 573-6582
- Fourmile Quarry Ponds, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. More information: Neil Anderson (541) 883-6731
- Klamath Fish Hatchery, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Participants must be 12 and under. More information: Greg Lipsiea (541) 381-2278
- Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Participants must be 10 and under. More information: Steve Hamberger (541) 595-6611
- Clyde Holliday State Park, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. More information: Dennis Bradley (541) 932-4453
For more information about other Free Fishing Weekend events throughout the state, visit the ODFW website at www.dfw.state.or.us.