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Friday, May 29, 2015

Take a kid fishing and fish free June 5-7

Minnesotans age 16 or older don't need a fishing license to take a child age 15 or younger fishing on Friday, June 5, to Sunday, June 7, during Take a Kid Fishing Weekend.

"This is an annual opportunity to introduce a child to fishing without the prior purchase of a fishing license," said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "It's a great weekend to make some memories and go fishing with family and friends." 

For those new to fishing, the DNR's Fish Minnesota Web page at www.mndnr.gov/fishmn answers basic fishing questions and explains fishing terminology. The site also includes links to a beginner's guide to fishing, fishing regulations and information on where to fish.

"It is incredibly rewarding to watch a kid smile ear-to-ear while they reel in a fish," Kurre said. "Kids love fishing, and at your fingertips there are resources that make it easier to learn how to fish and teach others."

Fishing classes from the DNR's I Can Fish! program run throughout the summer at state parks. And 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. 

For links to state park fishing information, the beginner's guide to fishing and more, see the DNR's Take a Kid Fishing page at www.mndnr.gov/takeakidfishing.

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