Minnesota DNR’s ‘Take a Kid Fishing Weekend’ returns June 10-12

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting “Take a Kid Fishing Weekend” June 10-12.

The weekend allows people to go fishing without a fishing license if they take a kid age 15 or younger fishing with them.

“Fishing together with kids is a fun way to spend time in the outdoors,” Benji Kohn, a DNR volunteer mentor program coordinator, said in a statement. “Making great memories can be as easy as finding some rods and reels, finding or buying worms for bait, and heading to a nearby lake to give fishing a try.”

Kids ages 15 and younger never need a fishing license to fish. Adults looking to purchase a fishing license can do so here. The DNR says that people can usually also fish at state parks without a license if the body of water in the park does not require a trout stamp.