Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon

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Calling all Oregon anglers – free fishing weekend is here! Because the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is just so darn cool, this weekend they’ve invited novice and experienced anglers alike to enjoy license- and tag-free fishing in Southern and Central Oregon.

Free Fishing Weekend, June 12, is an attempt to expose children and inexperienced anglers to the joys of fishing, according to an ODFW press release. Each event features knowledgeable volunteers and loaner rods and reels. While license and tag fees and requirements have been waived, all other angling restrictions apply.

Here’s the line-up:

  • Jefferson County – Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants must be 10 years old and under. For more information, contact Steve Famberger at 541-595-6611.
  • Grant County – Clyde Holliday State Park, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, contact Dennis Bradley at 541-932-4453.
  • Harney County – Burns Pond, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, contact Shannon Hurn at 541-773-6582.
  • Crook County – Prineville Youth Fishing Pond, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, contact Mike Harrington at 541-447-5111.

Don’t forget to stock up on all the fishing equipment you’ll need before you head out, such as a folding fishing tool.

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