Free fishing weekend is coming up

You can try your hand at fishing in Kentucky at no charge during free fishing weekend, June 4-5, according to state wildlife officials.

The first weekend of June is designated each year by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to allow folks to fish the state’s lakes, streams, and rivers at no cost.

Whether people are visiting from outside the state or you live in Kentucky, free fishing weekend is open to all as there is no need for a fishing license or a trout permit, but size and number limits by species of fish are still in effect.

For more information, visit the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ website at and type, “Learn to Fish,” in the search box. Here you’ll find instructional videos and additional information.