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June 06 12:43 PM

La.’s free fishing weekend set for June 7-8

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries invites Louisianans of all ages to fish for free the first weekend in June without a fishing license on any of the state’s public waters.

Louisiana offers miles of shoreline and a myriad of freshwater lakes, marsh and bayous to take opportunity of during this annual event.

The department hopes the weekend will introduce newcomers, visitors and people with rusty skills to one of Louisiana’s most popular sports. If you already have a fishing license, consider taking a friend or family member who has never been fishing.

Anglers are allowed to fish on all public bodies of waters without a license, but all fishing regulations still apply.

In conjunction with Free Fishing Weekend, LDWF is working with supporting sponsors to offer the following event on Saturday, June 7: Lake D’Arbonne State Park Fishing Derby, 3628 Evergreen Road, Farmerville, La.

• Registration begins at 8 a.m.
• Fishing contest begins at 9 a.m., and bait casting contest begins 10 a.m.
• Awards will be presented before noon.
• Eligible for kids 6 to 14 years of age.
• Bait will be provided by LDWF.
• Park entrance fee: $2/person; free entry for Seniors (62 and older) and children (3 and under)

For more information, visit at www.wlf.louisiana.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook. com/ldwffb or follow on Twitter @LDWF.

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