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‘Test Drive a Fishing License’ this weekend in Kentucky


The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Services is celebrating the sport of fishing with a free fishing weekend.

June 4th and 5th only, residents and visitors of Kentucky can drop a line without a fishing license. Those looking to hook some trout won’t need a trout permit, either.

Kevin Kelly is Chief Communications Officer with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Kelly said this free fishing weekend is a great way to make memories.

“And you know, whether you've never fished before, or you've kind of lapsed, and you haven't done it in several years, we like to say this is an opportunity to test drive a license. And looking at the weather forecast, it looks like the weather is going to cooperate. So we encourage everybody to get out there and go fishing,” said Kelly.

Kelly warned that while anglers don’t need a license, regulations like size and number limits are still in enforced.

“What I would encourage everybody to do is to go on our website, and that's fw.ky.gov and either download or just view, we have a publication called the Kentucky Fishing and Boating Guide. So that's really kind of the Bible of fishing and boating regulations,” said Kelly.

Several youth fishing events are taking place this weekend.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is a financial supporter of WEKU.

Samantha was a reporter and All Things Considered Host from 2019 to 2023. Sam is also a graduate of Morehead State University and worked for MSU's Public Radio Station.
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