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Free Fishing Days in Ohio

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Free Fishing Days in Ohio

Time: May 4, 2013 all day
Location: Various lakes and streams in Ohio
Event Type: no, license, needed, days, and, kids, fishing
Organized By: Division of Wildlife - ODNR
Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2013

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Event Description

Family-Friendly Fishing Events
Kick Off Ohio's Free Fishing Days

Ohio residents fish for free May 4-5

COLUMBUS, OH – Free Fishing Days on May 4-5 offers Ohio residents the opportunity to fish in any of the state’s public waters without buying a fishing license, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Family-friendly fishing ponds are open to youths 15 and under. Those 16 and older must fish with a youth age 15 and under. See www2.ohiodnr.gov/youthfishing for more information.

The ODNR Division of Wildlife District Three office in Akron also offers fishing to youths age 15 and under. Go to wildohio.com for more information on the youth-only fishing area.

Ohio's Free Fishing Days are open to all Ohio residents and extends to all of Ohio’s public waters, including Lake Erie and the Ohio River. An estimated 1.3 million people fish each year in Ohio, and the ODNR Division of Wildlife stocked 24 million fish in 2012 alone. Some different species of fish Ohioans might hook include steelhead trout, walleye, saugeye, crappie, yellow perch, bass, bluegill and catfish.

The Free Fishing Days weekend offers Ohioans of all ages the chance to experience the fun of fishing. Here are some helpful tips for taking a youngster out for Free Fishing Days.

Anglers 16 years and older are required to have a valid fishing license to take fish, frogs or turtles from Ohio waters during the rest of the year. An Ohio resident fishing license costs only $19 per year.

Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.

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