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Recurring Event Event Series: Free Fishing Weekend

Free Fishing Weekend

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free Fishing Weekend Delafield

Join in for a FREE fishing weekend! Life’s a fishing picnic! Especially on Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend! Free Fishing Weekends are always held the third full weekend in January and the first full weekend in June. For 2023, the dates will be January 21 – 22, 2023 and and June 2 and 3. Residents and nonresidents are welcome!

Find current fishing regulations here: https://widnr.widen.net/s/xvldvfnblh/fishregselectronic2122


Attend a Free Fishing Weekend Clinic!

  • Brittingham Park, Madison, WI
    • Learn to Ice Fish with Madison Parks and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources!  Participants will learn ice fishing techniques and how to properly, and safely ice fish. This is a free event offered during the Free Fishing Weekend and no fishing license is required. Advanced registration is required. This event is open to adults and children and is ideal for persons aged 7 years and older. Children must be supervised by a parent or adult guardian. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver for themselves and their children, upon arrival.
    • To REGISTEROnline or by calling (608) 266-4711
      What to Bring: No fishing equipment is required. All fishing supplies are provided.
      Location: Brittingham Park, 829 W. Washington Ave.
    • Date & Time: 

      Saturday, January 21, 2023 – 9:00am to 12:00pm

    • More details HERE
  • TBD in 2023: Oconomowoc, WI
    • Saturday and Sunday
    • More details HERE
  • TBD in 2023: Hartford, WI
    • Saturday, January 15 from 9:00 am to noon at Pike Lake Beach
      • Learn tips on safety and appropriate gear and tackle.
      • Loaner equipment, tackle and bait will be provided.
      • A Wisconsin State Park sticker is required on your vehicle.
    • More details HERE
  • The Dousman Take a Kid Ice Fishing event date for 2023 has not yet been announced. Many local lakes do not yet have enough ice on them to safe. Ice fishing is an activity with many risks. Use caution. Details HERE.

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January 21
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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