Missourians who have not been fishing in awhile might consider going June 6 and 7. That weekend anyone in Missouri can fish free on public waters.
The conservation department has designated the first weekend following the first Monday in June as “Free Fishing Days.” This gives Missouri residents and nonresidents alike a Saturday and Sunday to discover – or rediscover – the fun and relaxation of fishing without having to buy a permit.
Requirements for special permits still may apply at county, city or private fishing areas. Elsewhere, anyone can fish without state permits. All other fishing regulations remain in effect.
The conservation department has a wealth of free information about how and where to fish. Go to mdc.mo.gov/events/freefishdays for details about Free Fishing Days or visit mdc.mo.gov/fish/fishrt for a weekly fishing report. Links to a host of fishing information, including fishing events, are available at mdc.mo.gov/fish/. Visit www.mdc.mo.gov/227 for a list of fishing publications and how to order them, or contact the Missouri Conservation Department Distribution Center, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, Mo., 65102-0180, firstname.lastname@example.org.