Arkansas anglers both young and old  will be able to fish for free this weekend--no license or permit required.

Thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s free fishing days, the event, which is held annually, starts at noon Friday and will continue until Sunday. During the free fishing days, anglers of all ages will not be required to have a fishing license or trout permit to fish anywhere in the State of Arkansas.

Here is a little information for you on the basics of trout fishing.

There will also be a "Kids Fishing Day" at AGFC fish hatcheries. This event is Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The "Kids Fishing Day' will take place at fish hatcheries all across Arkansas. The closest one to Texarkana will be at the Andrew Hulsey State Fish Hatchery, 350 Fish Hatchery Road , Hot Springs, Ark.

For more information call 1-877-525-8606. For kids 12 and younger. Each pond will be stocked with catchable-size fish. Bring fishing tackle and bait. Limit of three fish per child. One rod or pole per child.

A fishing license regularly costs $10.50 from the AGFC for Arkansas residents. For nonresidents the cost is $40.

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