SPRINGFIELD – The 2018 Illinois Free Fishing Days celebration coincides with Father's Day weekend — June 15-18. During this four-day celebration of fishing in Illinois, anglers can fish without purchasing a fishing license, salmon stamp or inland trout stamp.
Discover the fun of fishing or introduce children to the outdoor adventure of fishing during these free fishing days. If you're new to fishing, log on to www.ifishillinois.org for a helpful guide to everything you need to get started.
The most important part of fishing is having fun. Catching fish is secondary to the opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends and taking the time to enjoy the beauty of nature and the fresh air. At a time when so much entertainment is derived from video games, TV, and computers, fishing can offer a refreshing reprieve from this screen time. Keep the atmosphere light and relaxed and be sure to enjoy the outdoors.