Thursday, June 3, 2010

Michigan's Free Fishing Weekend on Tap June 12-13

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment reminds everyone
that the summer Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for June 12-13. On
Saturday and Sunday, everyone - residents or non-residents - can fish
without a fishing license in Michigan. All other fishing regulations

Michigan has celebrated Free Fishing Weekend every year since 1986 to
promote awareness of the state’s natural resources. With more than
3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, 11,000 inland lakes and more than
36,000 miles or rivers, fishing and Michigan go hand in hand.

“Fishing is a great interactive opportunity to connect children with
the out-of-doors,” said DNRE Director Rebecca Humphries. “Not only
is it an affordable recreational activity, fishing provides children
with excitement and a sense of adventure when they land their first
fish. Free Fishing Weekend provides lots of wonderful opportunities for
families to connect, enjoy nature and spend time together celebrating
Michigan’s rich outdoor heritage.”

Numerous Free Fishing weekend activities are scheduled at state parks
and fish hatcheries to coincide with the weekend, while sporting clubs
and conservation groups state events as well. Free Fishing Weekend
activities offer novices the opportunity to learn from experienced
anglers and learn about the joys of fishing.

For a list of Free Fishing Weekend activities across the West Michigan, visit

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