Free Fishing Weekend!!

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:00pm to Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 11:45pm
any fishing hole in Arkansas

Fishing is a major contributor to Arkansas's tourism economy, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Free Fishing Weekend encourages all Arkansans to get out and explore The Natural State and its many outdoor recreational opportunities, dining options, lodging properties and attractions.

In case you didn't know:

  • The Natural State has an abundance of fishing options with more than 600,000 acres of lakes and 96,000 miles of streams
  • Arkansas State Parks offers fishing access in 12 rivers and 29 lakes statewide
  • There are 233 species of fish in Arkansas
  • After Free Fishing Weekend, anyone can easily purchase licenses online at or through the free AGFC mobile app


During Free Fishing Weekend, no angler will need a license or permit to fish anywhere in Arkansas