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Wisconsin DNR reels in Free Fishing Weekend January 18-19

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Winter anglers are welcome to fish without licenses during the Badger State’s 2nd Annual Free Fishing Weekend. This winter event, announced January 7 by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), runs from Saturday, January 18, through Sunday, January 19 at state parks throughout Wisconsin.

Many state parks plan to offer free fishing clinics and fishing tackle and equipment loans during Free Fishing Weekend.

“[The purpose is to] make it … easier for people to try Wisconsin’s hard water fishing,” explained Theresa Stabo, Wisconsin’s angler education director. “Free Fishing Weekend is a great time to discover what ice fishing’s all about in Wisconsin – fun, friends, family and, of course, the fish.”

Fishing is free everyday for kids in Wisconsin, but Free Fishing Weekend allows adults to test the waters of this popular winter sport as well.

Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend may prove to be well-timed, with the recent record-breaking cold-weather phenomenon apparently a thing of the past – at least, for now. For the third weekend in January, Badger State anglers may grab fishing poles, rather than tracking the polar vortex.

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