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Take a Kid Fishing Weekend 2021
From June 11-13, Minnesotans age 16 or older do not need a fishing license while taking a child age 15 or younger fishing. Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is an annual free opportunity to introduce young people to one of the state’s favorite activities.
The DNR’s Take a Kid Fishing Weekend page includes links to a beginner’s guide to fishing; DNR’s Fish Minnesota page includes regulations and locations of easy-to-access fishing piers and shorefishing areas; and information about fishing in Minnesota state parks.
Fishing gear is available to borrow at state parks and the DNR’s I Can Fish! program teaches the basics of fishing and runs throughout the summer at state parks. Even when it’s not Take a Kid Fishing Weekend, Minnesota residents generally can fish in state parks without a fishing license if the body of water doesn’t require a trout stamp.