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Take a Kid fishing free weekend approaching

Minnesotans can take children 15 or younger fishing without licenses Friday, June 10, to Sunday, June 12, during Take a Kid Fishing Weekend.

“This weekend is a way to introduce a kid to fishing without purchasing a fishing license,” said Jeff Ledermann, angler recruitment, retention and education supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Fishing gear is available to borrow at Minnesota state parks, and the DNR’s I Can Fish! program teaches all the basics of fishing and runs throughout the summer at state parks.

Throughout the state, anyone can fish from shore or one of Minnesota’s many fishing piers.

For a beginner’s guide to fishing and more, see the DNR’s Take a Kid Fishing page at