Ohio’s free fishing weekend scheduled for May 4 & 5

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Ohio’s free fishing weekend scheduled for May 4 & 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Get ready to mark those calendars because Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) of Wildlife is bringing back its free fishing event.

ODNR announced on Thursday that the weekend of May 4-5 will be Ohio’s free fishing weekend.

The free fishing weekend does not require anyone 16-years-old or older to obtain a fishing license.

“Ohio has world-class fishing, and our free fishing weekend is a great opportunity to experience what the state has to offer,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “I invite Ohioans to take some time to get outside with family and friends to enjoy our wonderful natural resources.”

ODNR said the Wildlife Division has stocked six fish hatcheries with more than 44 million sport fish in public waters in 2018, including walleye, saugeye, steelhead, rainbow trout, brown trout, muskellunge, channel catfish, blue catfish and hybrid striped bass.

Ohio State Parks is also offering a camping discount during Ohio’s Fishing Free Days. Campers can receive a 20 percent discount between May 3rd and 4th by using the promotion code 19ANGLER on new reservations only.

For more information on Ohio’s free fishing visit ODNR website.

Originally posted at FOX 28, on April 12, 2019