Free fishing weekend is here!

LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon Friday, June 10, through midnight Sunday night, June 12.

In addition to license and trout permit requirements being waived, each of the AGFC’s four warmwater hatcheries will host a family-friendly fishing derby from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Anyone who registers at is welcome to join in the fun.