Free Fishing Days
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This ongoing program runs from Friday, June 18, to Sunday, June 20. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Please note: Wearing a mask is recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring free fishing days to encourage a love of fishing. One weekend in June is set aside each year so people can sample the action without having to invest in a fishing license. And the Forest Preserve has added daily incentives. On Friday, receive a voucher good for a free one-hour boat rental (excludes pedal boats). On Saturday, receive a box of night crawlers, and on Sunday, receive one free fishing pole rental.
Regular rules and regulations apply on rentals and fishing limits.
No registration is required for this program.
Shoreline fishing areas are accessible via sidewalks. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should call 708.534.8499 or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.