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Fishing for Free June 1-2, 2024

North Dakota residents who want to give fishing a try can fish for free June 1-2.

That is the state’s free fishing weekend, when all residents 16 and older can fish any North Dakota water without a license. Residents 15 and younger do not need a fishing license at any time of year.

The weekend provides a great opportunity to try fishing for the first time or take someone new.

Information on regulations, where to fish and what equipment is needed  is available on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website at