State offers free fishing this upcoming weekend to get people hooked

Des Moines, Iowa – Iowans who love to fish or who want to learn will be able to fish for free this coming weekend. The state is holding its annual opportunity to see what the fishing fuss is all about, according to Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa D-N-R Fisheries Bureau.

The event runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Given the warm weather, Larscheid says the fish should be biting across the state.

You don’t need to invest in expensive equipment to give the sport a whirl.

A fishing license for Iowa residents costs $19 a year, which Larscheid says is a good bargain, as that pays for the state to stock 150-million fish every year, in addition to running the hatcheries and staffing biologists and enforcement personnel.

Learn more by going to IowaDNR.gov.

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