Bundle up and get out there for Wisconsin's Winter Free Fishing Weekend, January 18 and 19, 2019. Residents and nonresidents are welcome. Fish anywhere in Wisconsin without a license or trout stamp on Free Fishing Weekend. Free access to state parks and properties owned by the DNR. No parking licenses/stickers required. All the waters of the state are open; however, all usual regulations are in force.
No fishing gear? No problem. We have fishing poles that you can borrow at many state parks and DNR offices. Contact a Tackle Loaner site at one of several state parks and DNR regional offices to borrow one. Call the DNR staffer or partner listed for each site to find out what specific equipment is available and to arrange to pick it up.
Get a license
New to fishing, but want to make it a habit after Free Fishing Weekend? Try our "First-time buyer" resident license for only $5. Discounts for non-residents too!