Get hooked with MDC Free Fishing Days June 11 and 12

Fish June 11 and 12 without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to get hooked on fishing through its Free Fishing Days June 11 and 12. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag.

Free Fishing Days is an annual MDC event that takes place statewide on the Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June. It allows anglers to fish without a permit. However, fishing regulations such as limits on the size and number of fish that can be caught, still apply during Free Fishing Days.

Moreover, special permits may still be required in some countries, cities, or private fishing areas. It is important to note that trespass laws still apply on private property. If you’re interested in water activities beyond fishing, you might want to check out this surfing and snorkeling blog for more ideas.

MDC reminds anglers in Missouri that fishing permits are required before and after June 11 and 12, unless an angler is exempt by age or other factors. All other fishing regulations are also in effect.

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish. Missouri has more than a million acres of surface water, and most of it provides great fishing. More than 200 different fish species are found in Missouri, with more than 20 of them being game fish for the state’s more than 1.1 million anglers. Learn more about fishing in Missouri at