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Arkansas free fishing weekend
Arkansas free fishing weekend

June 10-12 is the official "Arkansas Free Fishing Weekend" according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commision Fishing Guidebook 2011.  Residents and nonresidents may fish this weekend without fishing licenses or trout permits. Regulations for Arkansas waters apply: daily limits, slot limits and length limits must be observed.  Several new changes have occured on fishing limits, so visit http://www.agfc.com/resources/GuidebookDocs/fish2011p07-11.pdf for more information on current regulations.  

Kids’ Fishing Day at the Commission’s five fish hatcheries is Saturday, June  11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Find below the participating hatcheries and have a plan a family fun weekend full of nature, wildlife and learning for your children.


Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery

Jason Miller, Hatchery Manager

Lonoke 877-676-6963


C.B. Craig State Fish Hatchery

Tommy Laird, Hatchery Manager

Centerton 877-795-2470


Andrew Hulsey State Fish Hatchery

Don Brader, Hatchery Manager

Hot Springs 877-525-8606


William Donham State Fish Hatchery

Jeff Newman, Hatchery Manager

Corning 877-857-3876


Jim Hinkle/Spring River

State Fish Hatchery

Melissa Jones, Hatchery Manager

Mammoth Spring 877-625-7521